Muranaka, who was stripped of the Japanese titles when he failed to make weight for a Japanese title fight against Tetsuma Hayashi back in April, came in around 1lb over the contracted limit for his bout with Hideyuki Watanabe (8-7-3, 6).
Originally Muranaka was 600g's over the limit. He was then given 2 hours to lose the weight but could only shed 100g leaving him well over weight for the bout which was subsequently cancelled.
We're now expecting the JBC to give Muranaka a serious punishment for his back-to-back issues with weight and there is potentially a long ban or a large fine being sent his way.
Suguru Muranaka stripped of Japanese Flyweight title after failing to make weight
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