Kuroki, defending her belt for the first time was 0.75lbs heavier than she was when she won the title, back in May when she over-came Mari Ando and was the highest she has been since she defeated Na-Kyung Kim in May 2011, when she was 106lbs. For Gutierrez this was 4.25lbs lighter than her last fight, a 6 round decision win over Brenda Flores and the first time she had the Minimumweight limit since she defeated Susana Cruz Perez in June 2012. Incidentally Gutierrez is the same weight she was when she stopped Gretchen Abaniel in December 2011 to retain the IBF Minimumweight title.
At the weigh in both looked confident and ready to go for one of the most interesting female bouts we have seen recently.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
Note-Sadly by the time you've read this the fight will have been and gone, though we felt the image was worth including