Just a few moments ago saw the official weigh in for Friday's WBC Flyweight title fight between Japan's defending champion Akira Yaegashi (20-3, 10) and unbeaten Nicaraguan challenger Roman Gonzalez (39-0, 33). Thankfully both men made weight on their first try and looked in amazing shape and ready to go.
Gonzalez, attempting to win a world title in a 3rd division, looked alarmingly calm for a man seeking to extend his impressive record and make his mark on history as just the second man from Nicaragua to win world titles at 3 weights. The pressure wasn't telling at all as he posed happily with his opponent and continued to show the respect that he is known for outside of the ring.
Yaegashi, who is looking to record the 4th defence of his title, also looked calm and even flashed a few smiles. One thing he did say however was that he didn't care about the record of Gonzalez, who is reportedly unbeaten as a professional or an amateur in more than 120 bouts. It wasn't a disrespectful "I don't care" comment but more of a "I'm here to win and what he's done in the past won't matter tomorrow" statement.
With both men looking great at the weigh in there is no real suggestion that has either has struggled to make the 112lb limit. In fact if anything both men looked absolutely spot on and we're expecting to see the best version of both men tomorrow in the headline bout of "The Fight".
(Image courtesy of Sports Navi)
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