Earlier today in Japan saw the weigh in for tomorrows card at the Korakeun Hall. Among those taking part in the weigh in were Ken Shiro (2-0, 1) and Katsunori Nagamine (10-0, 6), who meet in a very good looking Flyweight clash.
Ken Shiro, who is ranked at Minimumweight by the JBC, is fight for the first time as a full blown Flyweight, having previously fought above the Light Flyweight limit. On this scales this morning he was, unsurprisingly, a career high weighing in at 111½lbs. This is almost 2lbs heavier than he was last time out, when he dismantled Phuwanai Wor Surapol, and almost 4lbs heavier than he was on his debut, when he impressively defeated Heri Amol.
Nagamine came in bang on the limit at 112lbs, the same weight that he's been in 6 of his previous 10 bouts. Incidentally it's not his lightest weight, which was 108lbs way back in January 2012, nor is it his heaviest, which is 115lbs which he has weighed in at twice in his career.
As well as being heavier man Nagamine also seemed to be the taller man, albeit by just an an inch or so. He'll be hoping to make the most of those advantages against the highly touted and very skilled Ken Shiro who some are tipping as a "super prospect".
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