Tomorrow Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall,as well as those tuning into G+, will get the chance to see former amateur stand Shuya Masaki (6-0, 3) [正木 脩也] take a huge step up in class and battle against Japanese ranked Shingo Eto (17-5-1, 9) [江藤 伸悟]. Today those two men took part in their weigh in for the contest.
On the scales Eto, the shorterman, was 130.3lbs for the bout. The natural Super Featherweight, who recently had a daughter, was confident of over-coming Masaki and stated that his aim was to score a KO here over the unbeaten man. Despite that confidence it is worth noting that Eto has lost his last two bouts and hasn't scored a win since July 2015, when he beat Edgar Gabejan
Masaki wasn't just the taller man but also the heavier fighter, and came in around 131lbs for the bout. It's a weight that suggests his future will be at Super Featherweight, though he will likely grow into a Lightweight as his career goes on. He too was saying that the aim was a KO and it seems like fighting his first Japanese ranked opponent has driven him on in regards to his training camp.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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