Earlier today saw the preliminary medical screening ahead of this Friday's IBF Super Flyweight title fight between unbeaten Japanese fighter Teiru Kinoshita (19-0-1, 3) and hard hitting South African Zolani Tete (18-3, 16). Sadly for Kinoshita he appears to have more problems than just the clear disadvantage in power.
As well Tete being a power puncher and, apparently, cursing Kinoshita the South African will also boast a notable height advantage of 4.5CM and a staggering 11CM reach advantage. These two issues are both likely to cause Kinoshita major problems and will force him to find a way past the reach of Tete to get work on the inside. This sort of issue will leave the Japanese fighter in the firing line of Tete's power, it's self a fight ending tool that has made Tete such a dangerman in the Super Flyweight division.
Whilst a lot of things are against Tete the Japanese fighter does, of course, have his own advantages including home advantage with the bout being fought in the Portopia Hotel, the venue in which he works, and an advantage in experience, at least in terms of rounds.
For those interested the full tale of the tape can be seen below.
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