The bout, a Light Middleweight, saw both fighters make weight today.
The experienced Watanabe came in at just under the limit and looked like a rejuvenated fighter, who has found a new lease of life since transferring gyms last year. This will be his first bout since late 2015, when he lost to Toshio Arikawa in a Strongest Korakuen bout.
As for Inoue, who is taking a huge step up in class here, his weight was 153lbs and it seemed clear that he was very comfortable at Light Middleweight. A win for him would really put him in the title mix for later this year and he'll know that this is a huge opportunity.
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