Earlier today in Japan saw the official weigh in for tomorrow's Japanese Minimumweight title fight between defending champion Go Odaira (11-4-3, 1) and mandatory challenger Yutaka Sowano (9-5-1, 6).
On the scales both men weighed the same, 47.4KG, or just shy of 104½lbs.
For Odaira this is marginally heavier than he was back in December, when he came up short against the world class Katsunari Takayama, though it's actually the same weight as he was in his bout prior to that one, a wide decision win over Hiroya Yamamoto. The pocket rocket from Kanagawa appears to have made weight easily and looked in great condition at the weigh in.
The challenger on the other hand is a full 3lbs lighter than he was in his most recent bout, an 8 round win over Takahiro Fujii, and surprisingly comes into the bout at a career low. Although he certainly had more trouble making weight than the champion he looked good himself on the scales and notable looked bigger than the champion with a clear height advantage and what appeared to be longer and thicker arms.
The bout, which will be Odaira's 3rd defence, will be fought at the Korakuen Hall tomorrow.
Odaira drops back to domestic level to defend national title against Sowano (preview)
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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