Earlier today in Japan saw the weight in for tomorrow's female world title double header. That included the WBO female Minimumweight title fight which will see Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (6-1-1, 3) making the first defence of her title as she takes on Filipino challenger Jessebelle Pagaduan (7-1, 4).
On the scales Ikehara, pictured, was the heavier fighter coming in at 104¾lbs, just inside the 105lb limit. As for her challenger, Pagaduan was 103¾lbs, more than a full lb inside the divisional limit.
For Ikehara this was the lowest weight in almost 2 years. The last time she weighed this was was her narrow win over recent world title challenger Saemi Hanagata back in March 2013. It however only slightly lighter than her weight for her title winning bout against Gretchen Abaniel last September.
Pagaduan is more than 3lbs lighter than she was for her most recent bout, a decision over Florivic Montero in December, She is however more than 1lb heavier than she was in her last visit to Japan, a decision loss to Nao Ikeyama in a WBO Atomweight title bout. Sadly Pagaduan's weight has been relatively all over the place in the past and it's hard to know what her weight will mean come fight time.
(Image courtesy of http://www.hochi.co.jp)
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