This coming Saturday in Japan fans get the chance to see a real treat as WBC Super Flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (33-0-1, 26) takes on Japan's all-action Koki Eto (17-3-1, 13) in a title bout that has the potential to be a FOTY contender.
Eto, who is rarely in a dull affair, will be hoping to claim the title in his first "proper" world title bout, having previously held the WBA "interim" title. Cuadras on the other hand will be looking to make the 5th defense of the title that he won last year, when he beat Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
On Friday, ahead of the bout, the two men took part in their weigh in with both fighters weighing in at around 114.5lbs. For Eto that was a career high, weighing in at 0.25lbs heavier than his previous heaviest. As for Cuadras it's pretty much around his usual weight, and is actually the same as he was last November when he stopped Filipino fighter Marvin Mabait.
Despite both men weighing in the same the weigh did see the two men showing off their disparity in size, with Eto towering over Cuadras, despite the fact that it's the challenger who is moving up in weight for this bout. Despite being taller and longer we're expecting Eto to give up his physical advantages and force a real brawl when the these two men get into the ring together tomorrow.
Cuadras and Eto face off in probably FOTY contender!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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