Tomorrow Japanese fans in Tokyo, and those who have paid for this month's BoxingRaise, will get the chance to see former Japanese Welterweight champion Suyon Takayama (24-1, 8) [高山 樹延] challenge Australian Jack Brubaker (10-1-1, 5) for the OPBF Welterweight title. The bout is brilliant one for this level and is a genuine intriguing bout for fans through Oriental and Pacific region.
Today those two men took part in their weigh in and on the scales it was Takayama who was the heavier man, weighing in around 146.8lbs for the bout. Although the shorter man Takayama did appear to be strong looking at the weight and looks the "thicker" fighter.
Brubaker was slightly lighter weighing in at 146.4lbs though surprised the Japanese fighter by being taller than expected at today's weigh in.
For Brubaker the bout will be his second defence of the title and he, like Takayama, seemed confident of scoring a win tomorrow at the Korakuen Hall.
Takayama looks to claim OPBF title from Brubaker
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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