One of the most recent traditions in boxing is for TBS to feature a boxing card as part of their New Year's Eve celebrations. That tradition continues this year with a card headlined by a WBA Flyweight title bout between regular champion Kazuto Ioka (20-1, 12) [井岡一翔] and interim champion Stamp Kiatniwat (15-0, 6) [แสตมป์ กระทิงแดงยิม], who both took part in their weigh in earlier today.
On the scales both men came in at the divisional limit of 112lbs neither man looked particularly happy at the weigh in and Ioka certainly looked like he had extra weight he could lose if he wanted to.
For Ioka the bout serves as his 4th defense of the title and will see him look to end 2016 in style and make up for a relative frustrating few months, which has seen him being accused of tax evasion and having a bout with Juan Francisco Estrada fall by the wayside when Estrada chose to move to Super Flyweight.
As for Stamp the bout is his biggest so far, and could potentially turn the Thai teenager into a boxing star. He is however a clear under-dog and not many are fancying him to pick up the upset against the Osakan star, who is now a 3-weight world champion.
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(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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