On Sunday Japanese fans will get the chance to see WBA Flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka (17-1, 10) defend his title against Argentinian tough guy Roberto Domingo Sosa (26-2-1, 14). The bout, Ioka's first defense of the title, isn't one of the most attractive match ups on paper for the Osakan star but it does look like a tough one.
Today at the weight in Ioka was 112lbs, making the divisional limit spot on for the 5th successive fight. Despite beginning his career as a Minimumweight it does seem like Ioka is filling into a fully fledged Flyweight, even if he's not quite there yet in tems of over-all build.
Strangely Sosa, a man who has regularly been campaigning at Super Flyweight, came in as the lighter man, at a little under 111lbs. A career lowest for the man who once fought as high at 120lbs! This would suggest that either Sosa has taken this fight very seriously and has really done his up most to prepare of has over-drained himself for the bout, perhaps losing a lot of fluid ahead of the weigh in.
Whatever the reason we're sure fans will find out tomorrow when the bout is aired on TBS.
Ioka looks for first defense as he takes on Sosa in Flyweight action
(Image courtesy of boxingews.jp)
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