Tomorrow Japanese fight fans will get the chance to see the first set of Japanese Youth Tournament finals.
One of the most interesting of those bouts is at Lightweight, where the unbeaten Izuki Tomioka (3-0, 1) [富岡樹] will face the once beaten Yuichiro Kasuya (9-1-1) [粕谷雄一郎], in a bout that looks like an amazing test of both men.
Today the two men weighed in, and both managed to make the 135lb limit.
On the scales Kasuya, the shorter man by 5cm, was around 134.5lbs. Whilst he is well under the limit he is notably a career highest, having fought much of his career at Super Featherweight so far. He comes into this with a 0-1-1 record in his last two bouts, and is almost 18 months from his last win.
Tomioka was also around 134.5lbs for the bout, and like Kasuya this is a career highest for a man who has been a Super Featherweight through his career. Although weighing in heavier than he has he looked in good shape, and it's clear that he will be filling into the Lightweight as his body matures.
For fans outside of Tokyo this bout will be featured on Boxingraise, giving fans around the globe a chance to see the action on delay.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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