Tomorrow Japanese fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see WBA Atomweight champion Yunoka Furukawa (8-1-2, 6) [古川 夢乃歌] defending her titleagainst OPBF female Light Flyweight champion Mika Iwakawa (6-4-1, 2) [岩川 美花]. Today the two women weighed in for the bout, with both making weight for the contest.
On the scales the champion, who was dwarfed by the challenger, was well under the limit, clearing the weight and coming in around 101¼lbs, well underthe 102lb limit. Despite being the shorter fighter the champion looked full of confidence and seems to be full of self belief with her power likely to be the key.
The challenger was slightly heavier coming in at 101½lbs for the bout, well under the weight. Although the heavier fighter the key thing that was clear was her huge height advantage with the challenger boasting a 4cm height advantage, a massive amount at the lowest weight in professional boxing.
For fans wanting to watch the bout it will be aired on delay as part of the Boxingraise service, and will likely be added to the On Demand service on Wednesday.
Furukawa seeks first defence as she takes on battle hardened Iwakawa
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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