Tomorrow Japanese fight fans will get the chance to see talented hopeful Koki Inoue (6-0, 5) [浩樹井上] battle against Japanese ranked Light Welterweight Mitsuyoshi Fujita (10-2, 3) [藤田 光良], in what is a genuine step up for the talented Inoue.
Today the two men took part in their wiegh in for the bout, which will take place at Light Welterweight, and both made weight simple enough.
Although the bout is a step up for Inoue he looks to be seeing the bout as a chance to make a statement, and it's clear that he will be looking to impress the Ohashi gym chairman Hideyuki Ohashi. If he can impress Ohashi there is a chance that Ohashi will actively chase a title fight for Inoue, who has eyes on winning titles before the end of 2017.
Going in as the under-dog Fujita knows there is little pressure on his shoulders, though with no pressure he may well shine and could, potentially, be a banana skin for the touted Inoue.
The bout, although not televised live, is expected to be featured on the upcoming Diamond Glove telecast on Fuji TV.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)
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