Earlier today in Thailand the media saw the weigh in for tomorrow's WBC Minimumweight title bout between unbeaten champion Wanheng Menayothin (40-0, 15) [วันเฮง ไก่ย่างห้าดาวยิม] and under-rated Japanese challenger Go Odaira (12-4-3, 1) [大平 剛].
The men both made weight for the bout and both looked in great shape for the contest which takes place early tomorrow afternoon, local time.
Although the under-dog Odaira has seemed confident and has been in Thailand for a number of days preparing for the bout. He seems to have worked on a game plan and preparing for the conditions in Thailand. For Wanheng, who holds one of the longest active unbeaten records in the sport, the bout is his 4th world title defense and the hope seems to be to return to the ring in June, if he wins here.
On the scales Odaira was 47.2KG's, just over 104lbs whilst Wanheng was 47.6KG, just under the 105lb limit.
For fans interested in watching the bout it will be aired on Channel 7 in Thailand tomorrow, as part of a 3 hour broadcast beginning at 13:45 local time.
Wanheng meets Odaira!
(Image courtesy of Hanagata Gym)
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