Tomorrow Japanese fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see an OPBF Super Middleweight title fight, on the under-card of that bout they get a real treat as Tsuyoshi Tameda (13-2-2, 11) [溜田 剛士] takes on Reiya Abe (12-2, 6) [阿部 麗也] in a potentially brilliant contest between young fighters looking to move their careers forward and score another notable win.
Today the two men made weight, though not quite at the same time, limiting chances for head to head photos.
First up was Abe who came in at the Featherweight limit for the bout. Coming in to this he's on a great run of results winning his last 4 bouts and taking the unbeaten records of Ryo Hino and the touted Hikaru Marugame, as well as scoring a notable stoppage win over Shingo Kusano. Come into this this he will be full of confidence.
Second on to the scales, was Tameda who came in well under the limit at 125½lbs. Whilst Abe is on a hot run the same can't quite be said for Tameda who was beatebn last time out by former world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka, but had stopped his previous 4 foes, including Mark Bernaldez and Takenori Ohashi.
The bout is a brilliant one on paper and should deliver real action for the fans at the Korakuen Hall!
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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