Although there appeared to be the better part of a foot between the two men in terms of height their weights were very similar. Matsumoto, the much taller man, was 114lbs, exactly ½ inside the 115lb weight limit. On the other hand Samor, a more stocky and squat fighter, was 114¼lbs, comfortably inside the divisional limit.
Interestingly this was a career lowest weight for the 20 year old Matsumoto who had never been under 115lbs in his career, though he had never been contracted to make the weight before. For Samor we believe it was his lightest weight since he was stopped by Ryan Rey Ponteras back in December 2012, in what was Samor's last bout at Flyweight.
Whilst Matsumoto is the bigger fighter it does need saying that this is his first title fight as a professional. Whilst he has passed good tests so far, with wins over Hiroyuki Hisataka and Denkaosan Kaovichit already this year, this is still his toughest bout on paper.
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