Tomorrow fight fans in Tokyo get a treat as Shinya Iwabuchi (26-5, 22) [岩渕 真也] faces off against Filipino banger Al Rivera (14-2, 12) in an OPBF Light Welterweight title bout.
Today the two men weighed in for the bout and both made weight for the contest whilst looking in tremendous shape. Notably Rivera was the taller man at the weigh in, though he is a man who grew into the weight and has fought in a much lower division, whilst Iwabuchi is a career 140lber.
Iwabuchi has told the media that he suspect this will be his last chance to claim an OPBF title, having come up on two other occasions, however for Rivera this is unlikely to be a one off given that he's a very young fighter and will be able to come against.
The contest, which headlines at the Korakuen Hall tomorrow afternoon, looks likely to be an all action contest with both men having real power and aggressive styles. For those unable to be at the "Hall" tomorrow it will be televised on Fuji TV over the weekend.
Iwabuchi and Rivera meet for OPBF gold!
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