We're only a few days away from a WBC Bantamweight title fight, aslong term champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19) [山中慎介] takes on mandatory challenger Luis Nery (23-0, 17) in Kyoto.
Today the two fighters took part in their medical checks, with both men passing all the tests with no issues. What was pretty interesting however was the measurements taken of the two men, which show Yamanaka is not only the more proven and experienced fighter, but also the naturally bigger man.
The champion boasts a 5cm height advantage and a 7cm reach advantage, which he'll be looking to make the most of. Interestingly Yamanaka stated that Nery was the perfect height for him, and that his chin would be a perfect height to target.
Whilst Yamanaka is the taller and longer fighter, and by far the more experienced in terms of fights, rounds and world title experience, it does need to be noted that the champion is 12 years older than the challenger, who is only 22, and this could be a major advantage for Nery when the two get in the ring on Tuesday.
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