Today the two men weighed in for their bout and both made weight.
Takeda was bang on the 118lb limit for the bout and seemed confident of coming out with a win, predicting that he would stop the dangerous Nakamura in the middle rounds. He knows he's in with a dangerous fighter but believes that his boxing ability will be too much for his big punching foe, and that he will make the most of his counter punching.
The heavy handed, and moodier looking, Nakamura came in at 117.75lbs for the bout, and like Takeda he was also predicting a stoppage win. He showed real belief in his power at today's weigh in and it's clear that he sees his heavy hands as having too much for Takeda, in what is likely to be a real bout of fireworks.
For those unable to get their way to the Korakuen Hall for the bout it will be aired on Boxingraise, on delay.
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