Tomorrow Japanese fans in Saitama will get the chance to see a WBA Atomweight title fight, as 22 year old Yunoka Furukawa (7-1, 5) [古川 夢乃歌] battles 35 year old Satomi Nishimura (9-2, 1) [西村 聡美] for the now vacant title.
Today those two fighters weighed in and both made the 102lb limit On the scales the older woman was the heavier fighter, coming in around 101.6lbs, around the same weight as she was in her previous world title bout against Ayaka Miyao back in 2014, a bout that saw he suffer a 10th round TKO defeat.
As for Furukawa she was marginally lighter at 101.4lbs, which is a career lowest by more than 2lbs, and is amazing 10lbs lighter than she was for her last bout. Despite the substantial loss of weight she does look in great condition and seemed very confident of over-coming her more experienced foe.
Furukawa and Nishimura battle for vacant title
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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