Earlier today in Tokyo saw the weigh in for tomorrow's host of bouts. Among them, an IBF Light Flyweight world title bout featuring defending champion Javier Mendoza (24-2-1, 19) and Japanese challenger Akira Yaegashi (22-5, 12).
At the weigh in both looked in terrific shape and yet both appeared to make weight very easily.
The limit was 108lbs yet both men yet both came in more than ½lb under the limit, in fact both were around 107⅓lbs, well under the maximum allowed.
For Yaegashi this is his lightest weight in more than 3 years, since he faced Kazuto Ioka back in 2012, and is slightly lighter than he was last December when he fought Pedro Guevara. For Mendoza it's slightly heavier than he was last time out, when he fought Milan Melindo.
Note-Boxrec regard the two men as being 107¼lbs whilst the JBC have them at 107½lbs, this is due to how they round the weights which were originally recorded in KG's.
Yaegashi and Mendoza face off in final FOTY contender!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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