The men, both fighting in their first title bout, both made weight today at the weigh in for the contest.
On the scales Sakamoto came in at a career lowest 111½lbs, marginally lighter than his previous lighest weights of 111¾lbs, and was well under the divisional limit for the title. Kimura on the other hand was dead on the limit of 112lbs, interestingly that was his highest weight which he has now been on 3 different occassions.
The bout might be the least significant of the 5 title bouts on the Osaka show tomorrow but it is certainly an interesting bout with both men being hungry for the title and neither man will be looking for anything other than a win tomorrow. A really good bout and one that we're excited about.
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