The first of 5 world title bouts set to take place in Japan tomorrow will see former world champions Kosei Tanaka (7-0, 4) [田中恒成] and Moises Fuentes (24-2-1, 13) trade blows as they attempt to claim the vacant WBO Light Flyweight title. Today the two men took part in their weigh in for the bout and both made weight.
On the scales Tanaka made weight with room to spare, coming in around 107.6lbson his first attempt and looked in incredible condition, like his body had been allowed to grow into the weight following a struggle to make it down to 105lbs, something that was obvious a year ago when he struggled against Vic Saludar.
Things weren't as easy for Fuentes who seemed to struggle, coming in over weight on his first attempt. Though he was over weight he was only marginally over and made the limit on the second time of asking, with the original weight being less than .2lbs over the limit. Despite making the weight he did look like a man who had boiled down and he had a gaunt look on the scale with his body looking like it was being stressed to make 108lbs. If he can rehydrate and make the most of his size tomorrow he is going to be a real nightmare for the confidence and popular Japanese local. If however Fuentes has botched the weight then this could be a potentially painful fight for the experienced Mexican.
Tanaka and Fuentes battle for Light Flyweight gold!
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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