Tomorrow fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see a new JBC Super Flyweight champion being crowned as Kenta Nakagawa (12-2-1, 9) [中川 健太] and Hayato Kimura (25-8, 16) [木村 隼人所属] battle for the title vacated earlier this year by Sho Ishida.
Today both Kimura and Nakagawa made weight for the bout, with both weighing in at the divisional limit of 115lbs.
For Kimura the weight sees him dropping back down to Super Flyweight after a short flirt with the Bantamweight division. Although he has been fluid with his weight through his career, often fighting between 115 and 120, it does seem like he's a natural Super Flyweight having grown into the weight after starting as a Light Flyweight.
Likewise Nakagawa is also dropping down in weight after a short flirtation with the more established Bantamweight class, though this is the 5th time he's been 115lbs in his last 6 fights and it's clear that he's a Super Flyweight who has been fighting at a higher weight to help stay active.
Nakagawa and Kimura throw down for Japanese Super Flyweight title
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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