Tomorrow Japanese fans in Tokyo get a really interesting show at the Korakuen Hall. The card has a brilliant main event and also features a number of notable bouts on the under-card. One of those bouts is a Lightweight showdown between former world title challenger Daiki Kaneko (21-5-3, 14) [金子 大樹] and Kazuya Soma (7-8-2, 6) [相馬 一哉].
Today those two men weighed in and both men were 134½lbs on the scales.
For Kaneko it was the level highest of his career and sees him fighting as a fully fledged Lightweight, as opposed to Super Featherweight where he has fought throughout his career. The move isn't set to be a permanent one up, but more of an experiment, after back-to-back losses last year at Super Featherweight, losing to Jomthong Chuwatana and Masao Nakamura.
As for Soma, this sees him returning to Lightweight after he fought a pair of bouts above the 135lb limit. He has however fought much of his career at Lightweight and is a natural fighter at the weight.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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