Today the two fighters weighed in for the bout, and both men made weight.
The defending champion, looking for his 4th defense, was under the limit with some room to spare, coming in around 125¾lbs. It was a weight that is similar to his record contest, and seems to show that he is a fully fledged Featherweight.
As for the challenger he was bang on the limit at 126lb, and looked in great shape, and full of confidence for the most significant bout of his career. Notably he is one of the few Featherweights fighters to actually boast a height advantage over Takenaka, who is the shorter man for the first time since his October 2014 bout with Hisashi Takenaka.
For fans interested in this bout it will be shown over the weekend on Fuji TV.
Takenaka takes on Noh in OPBF defense!
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