Tomorrow fight fans in Yokohama get the chance to catch a number of really interesting untelevised under-card bouts. One of those is an excellent 10 round match up between the unbeaten Takuma Inoue (9-0, 2) [井上 拓真] and former 2-time Japanese Bantamweight champion Kentaro Masuda (27-8, 15). The bout, which may be televised on delay in early 2018, is a really intriguing match up given that Masuda can't afford another loss and Inoue can't afford any set backs after a very frustrating 2017.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in for the contest and both came in under the contracted 119lbs.
Inoue, who looked in the same excellent shape that he's always been in, came in at 118.8lbs and it looked clear that he wasn't over-looking Masuda here, instead focusing on getting the win and moving towards a world title fight next year.
As for Masuda he was well under the limit, coming in at just over the Bantamweight limit, weighing in at 118.1lbs. Although not quite looking as good as Inoue he was also in fantastic shape, and will be looking to use his experience, and under-rated power, to over-come the unbeaten youngster.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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