Tomorrow fans at the Bunka Gym in Yokohama will get the chance to see a pair of world title bouts, along with an OPBF title fight, as OPBF Featherweight champion Satoshi Shimizu (4-0, 4) [清水 聡] make his first defense makes his first defense and takes on Eduardo Mancito (15-7-2, 9). The match up isn't the greatest on paper but gives Shimizu a way to end the year, and notch up a defense of a title he won back in October.
Today the two men weighed in for the contest, and looked in totally different divisions as Shimizu towered over Mancito.
On the scales the champion and the challenger both came in under the 126lb limit, in fact some how both fighters weighed in at at the same, 125.75lbs.
Mancito, who looked in great shape, goes into the bout as the clear under-dog and although he's an upset minded fighter he really is up against things here against an Olympic bronze medal winner. As for Shimizu he looked a lot less ripped than the challenger, but has never looked particularly muscled since turning professional, instead just having one of those rather unusual gangly frames.
Shimizu takes on Mancito in first OPBF title defense
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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