Earlier today saw the official weigh in for tomorrows Hachioji Nakaya promoted show at the Korakuen Hall. The show, a very interesting double header, will feature 6 bouts in total and we have the weigh in results for all 6 bouts, including the Japanese Lightweight title bout between Yoshitaka Kato (27-7-1, 8) and hard hitting challenger Tsukawa Saito (19-2, 14) and the very exciting main event between Nihito Arakawa (24-4-1, 16) and Akihiro Kondo (19-3-1, 8).
The show's opening bout, a contest between the debuting Naoki Kamibayashi (0-0) and novice Masahiko Ashiya (0-0-1), saw both men weigh in around the same weight with Masahiko, 125.5lbs have 1/4lbs advantage over the debuting Kamibayashi, 125.25lbs.
The second bout on the card, a 6 rounder between Tomoyuki Omura (7-5, 3) and Makoto Hiroki (4-7, 3) had both men weighing identical weights at 153.5lbs.
For the 8 rounder between Taro Oikawa (3-2, 3) and Shohei Kikuzato (9-2, 4) there is a notable advantage for Oikawa who was 115lbs whilst Kikuzato was 114.5lbs.
The first fight featuring someone with some form of international name recognition will be the bout between Makoto Fuchigami (20-9, 11) and Indonesia's Jamed Jalarante (23-16-1, 11). Fuchigami, a former WBA Middleweight title challenger, weighed in at 159.25lbs and identical weight to Jalarante.
For the title fight between Kato and Saito, pictured above, there was nothing to split them in terms of weight. Both men weighed in bang on the Lightweight limit. This is Kato's 18th successive fight where he has weighed in bang on 135lbs a staggering stat! For Saito he is 1.5lbs heavier than he was for his most recent contest.
The main event bout between the internationally known Arakawa and former foe Kondo, pictured opposite, saw both men coming in under the contracted 62KG limit. Arakawa, who is best known for his bout with Omar Figueroa, weighed in at 136lbs, more than 1/2lb inside the agreed limited, whilst Kondo, fighting for the first time in more than a year, was the slightly heavier man weighing in at 136.25lbs.
(Images courtesy of 8nakaya.co.jp)
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