Tomorrow Japanese fight fans will get the chance to see a Japanese interim Middleweight title fight as former champions Makoto Fuchigami (23-11, 13) [淵上 誠] and Tomohiro Ebisu (16-4, 16) [胡 朋宏]. Today the two men took part in the weigh in for the bout and both men made weight.
On the scales the younger, and naturally stronger looking, Ebisu made the limit coming in at 160lbs. Whilst he was dead on the limit he also looked incredible and like he was in some of the best shape of his career. It would seem like he knows this is a must win bout and whilst he is seen as a glass cannon he will be looking to do everything he can to hunt a 17th career stoppage win.
Fuchigami on the other hand was comfortably under the limit, in fact he was around 159.2lbs. Although wellunder the weight he didn't look ripped or that impressive, though in fairness Fuchigami has never been the most Adonis-like fighter out therem instead relying on skills and speed rather than power and brute strength.
For fans wanting to watch this the bout will be featured on asign-boxing.
Tomohiro Ebisu and Makoto Fuchigami battle for interim crown!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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