Tomorrow fight fans in Tokyo will get their first chance to see Juiki Tatsuyoshi (5-0, 3) [辰吉寿以輝] in the flesh, as he fights for the first time in the Japanese Capital. In the opposite corner will be Monkey Shuhei (6-8-1, 2) [田村 修平] in a bout that could see Tatsuyoshi get a genuine test.
Today those two men took part in the weight and despite being the taller man Tatsuyoshi was the much lighter man on the scales.
Tatsuyoshi weighed in at 121lbs for the bout, giving away away a full 1lb to Shuhei who came in at the Super Bantamweight limit of 122lbs.
For Tatsuyoshi the weight is the same as he was last time out, and on debut, and seems to suggest that his future is going to be at either Bantamweight or Super Bantamweight. Notabkly though he has tested the water at Featherweight and struggled to a victory over Kazuki Sanpei back in March.
For Shuhei the weight is his 4th successive weigh in at 122lbs dead on, though he has ranged from a Bantamweight to a Super Featherweight during his 5 year career.
Although the lighter man Tatsuyoshi is heavily favoured to win and seems to feel this will be his final bout before progressing on to an A class license and into 8 round bouts.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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