The weigh in for tomorrow's WBA Flyweight title bout between defending champion Juan Carlos Reveco (35-1, 19) and Japanese star Kazuto Ioka (16-1, 10) took place earlier today in Osaka.
On the scales both men were 112lbs.
For Reveco, who made the weight first time, this is slightly heavier than he has been in his last 3 fights however it's been around his typical weight over the last few years. In fact in the last 5 years he has always been between 111½lbs and 112½lbs. It's clear from that that he's comfortable at the weight and hasn't struggled significantly to make Flyweight.
As for Ioka things weren't quite as simple. Instead he had to strip naked to make the weight, something he hadn't done for several years. Despite that he had no real issues, instead it was due to the weigh in taking place earlier than expected. For him this is the 4th straight time that he has made 112lbs dead on. He was this weight in his sole loss, a decision defeat to Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng 11 months ago, as well as his eye catching KO against Jean Piero Perez back in December.
Although both men made weight they did look physically different on the scales with Ioka being the taller and longer man whilst Reveco was more squat and looked more powerfully built. It's fair to say given those differences Ioka will be trying to box from range whilst Reveco will be trying to get on to the inside.
Ioka and Reveco battle in make or break fight! (Preview)
Ioka boasts significant reach and height advantages over Reveco
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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