On the latest of those televised shows fans will get the chance to see WBA Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9) defend his belt against Colombian challenger Luis de la Rosa (24-5-1, 14).
Today those men weighed in and both made weight. On the scales Taguchi was the heavier man, at a little over 107¾lbs whilst De la Rosa, the naturally much smaller man, was just under 106½lbs making him closer to being a Minimumweight than a fully fledged Light Flyweight.
Interestingly quotes given to the media suggest that Taguchi will seek an all-Japanese unification bout in 2016, with Akira Yaegashi and Yu Kimura being possible options for the WBA title holder.
Taguchi defends WBA crown against limited Luis de la Rosa
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)