On the scales Hara was bang on the 105lb divisional limit. It's the weight he has fought 5 of his last 8 bouts at, including his sole loss against Kosei Tanaka late last year and his Japanese title victory against Kenichi Horikawa, almost 3 years ago.
Takayama on the other hand was 104½lbs, his lightest weight since his 2010 bout with Tshepo Lefele. Although only ¼lb lighter than he was his last time out, against Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr, it's still a strange move to com in so much under-weight when the rumour was that he's been struggling to make 105lbs.
Minimumweight Wars see Takayama and Hara go head to head in potential FOTY
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