Earlier today the Grand Palace Hotel in Tokyo played host to the weigh ins for the "Super Boxeo" event which takes place tomorrow at the Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo. Among the fighters to be weighed were the two men vying for the WBC Light Flyweight world title, Akira Yaegashi (20-4, 10) and Pedro Guevara (23-1-1, 15).
For Yaegashi the bout is a chance to become a 3-weight world champion and has seen him dropping from Flyweight to Light Flyweight. The drop in weight apparently hasn't been a problem and he hit the scales at a comfortable 107½lbs. The weight was his lightest since he fought Kazuto Ioka was back in June 2012, when he was fighting at Minimumweight. Although he is dropping a weight many seemed to feel he was a natural Light Flyweight who skipped the division looking for major challenges.
Whilst Yaegashi's weight was a little bit interesting it's fair to say we all raised our eyebrows when we saw the weight of Mexican fighter Guevara. The taller and rangier fighter from Sinaloa weighed in at a freakishly low 106¾lbs, a full 5lbs lighter than he was in his most recent bout, a 6th round TKO against Alejandro Morales, and his lowest recorded career weight. Notably it is more than 1lb lighter than he was when he battled Filipino John Riel Casimero back in August 2012 for the IBF Light Flyweight title.
For those interested in reading our preview of this bout, it can be read in full here.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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