Tomorrow Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall, and fans who subscribe to Boxingraise. will be able to see a Japanese Flyweight title bout between reigning champion Takuya Kogawa (27-4, 13) [粉川 拓也] and little know challenger Yudai Arai (8-3-3, 4) [新井 雄大], with Kogawa looking for his 4th defense and Arai getting his first crack at a title.
Today the two men weighed in for their bout and both made weight, with both weighing in on the divisional limit of 112lbs.
For Kogawa it was the 4th successive bout where Kogawa has been 112lbs on the scares, and will see him trying to build on recent wins over Tetsuma Hayashi, Masayuki Kuroda and Masafumi Otake. A win here could well see him take a huge step towards a world title fight in 2017.
As for Arai the bout is, as mentioned, his first title fight and sees him weighing in at 112lbs for the 5th time in 6 bouts, moving back down from his last bout where he was a little over 113lbs.
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