Tomorrow fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will be able to see Japanese Super Featherweight champion Kenichi Ogawa (18-1, 15) [尾川 堅一] defending his gold against veteran Kento Matsushita (34-9-7, 13) [松下 拳斗]. The bout, which is to be Ogawa's 2nd defense of his title, will be Matsushita's 6th challenge of the crown and likely his final bout.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in and both came in around 129¾lbs.
At the weigh in Ogawa looked shredded, as he often does and the weight for him was around his usual and he's not been above 132lbs or below 128lbs so far in his career, which dated back a little over 6 years.
For Matsushita, who looked in decent shape but not exceptional, the weight was his lowest since he fought Hiroki Yoshimura in November 2013. His last bout, last December, was fought as a fully fledged Lightweight and although he has had time to et down to 130lbs we do wonder just how good he's going to be with the inactivity and the fact he's now closing in on his 36th birthday.
For fans outside of Tokyo wanting to watch this one, the bout will be aired on delay on G+ later this month.
Ogawa defends against Matsushita
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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