On the scales it was Geraldo who was the heavier man weighing in at 114.86lbs (52.1KG). Although the heavier man this was Geraldo's lightest weight since his July 2010 contest with Mhar Jun Macahilig, incidentally Geraldo lost that bout and was dropped in round 6.
As for Inoue he was 114.42lbs (51.9KG) on the scales, his heaviest weight so far and proof that he has bulked into a well sized Super Flyweight. This is, impressively, almost 7lbs heavier than he was on his debut less than 2 years ago and proof of the development he has made since turning professional.
For both men this is a key bout and is expected to push the winner into a world title fight by the end of the year, despite that Takuma has been priced as a major favourite with one UK bookies pricing Takuma as a 1/14 favourite.
The bout, which takes place at the Korakuen Hall, will be aired on July 18th on Fuji TV. It's not great to wait 2 weeks for TV coverage but it's unfortunately something that's happening here.
Takuma Inoue looks to prove himself in first title bout, but will he over-come Mark Anthony Geraldo? (Preview)
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