Earlier today saw the weigh ins for the bouts that take place tomorrow in Osaka, among those is the Super Bantamweight title fight between the unbeaten Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9) and Japanese fighter Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2, 19). The bout, which sees Rigondeaux risking his WBA and WBO titles, is is one of the final would title bouts of the year and promises to be an interesting watch given that the two men look 3, if not 4 divisions apart and Amagasa literally towers over Rigondeaux.
Although the two men are clearly different heights they were both the same weight on the scales 121¾lbs, just inside the divisional limit of 122lbs.
For Rigondeaux the weight was never expected to be an issue in fact its a similar weight to what he's been for much of his career, which has been between 120lbs and 122lbs. The same could not be said for Amagasa who came in at a career lowest after having had a previous career low of 123¾lbs, from back in his debut more than a decade. For Amagasa the weight may have been a serious issue and he is a career Featherweight fighting as a Super Bantamweight for the first time in his career. If Amagasa was capable of making the weight and packing the pounds back on over-night we suspect he'll look huge tomorrow, if he's not managed to do the weight well then we expect this one to be over very quickly, with Amagasa broken down easily. That however is the most interesting part of the fight, just what shape will Amagasa be in when he gets in the ring.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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