Tomorrow fight fans in Kansai will get the chance to see see a Japanese Minimumweight title bout between Reiya Konishi (12-0, 5) [小西 伶弥] and Masataka Taniguchi (6-0, 4) [谷口 将隆], who both risk their unbeaten records in pursuit of national honours.
Today the two men weighed in for the bout and both came in on the limit of 105lbs.
For Konishi this is his 4th success weigh in at 105lbs dead on, and the 8th time he has been 105lbs on the scales, well under his career high of 112lbs. Although he has fought higher than Minimumweight in the past it is clear that he's a natural Minimumweight at the moment and he looked great at the weigh in.
For Taniguchi this is just the third time he has been 105lbs on the scales, having fought his last two bouts above the Minimumweight limit, and it's clear that whilst he has been fighting above the limit he going to be a strong fighter at 105lbs, though likely sees his future up at Light Flyweight or Flyweight.
Taniguchi and Konishi meet in a battle of unbeatens for the Japanese crown!
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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