Tomorrow fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see a WBC Light Flyweight title bout between Mexican champion Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17) and Japanese challenger Ken Shiro (9-0, 5) [拳 四朗]. Today, ahead of their bout, both men took part in their weigh in, and both men made weight for the contest, with a little room to spare. In fact both men did so with 100g's to spare.
On the scales a relaxed, and even playful, Ken Shiro seemed totally confident of picking up the win and even seemed to sound like a fighter who was not only in the best condition of his career so far, but also in the sort of condition that suggests a challenger is coming of age. He wasn't just calm and confident but seemed like a fighter who had found themselve and had come again in their career.,
A somewhat weary looking Lopez looked a lot less relaxed than the challenger, and whilst he clearly has the edge in experience he did, for the first time, look like a fighter who was unsure of his himsef. He's a grizzled veteran, bit for the first time it seemed like Ken Shiro's happy ignorance had actuallybroken him. He looked in great shape, but he did look shaken by the challengers pure happiness and confidence.
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