Tomorrow Japanese fight fans ta the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see OPBF Minimumweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (6-0, 6) [京口 紘人] defending his title, for the first time, against 23 year old Filipino foe Jonathan Refugio (16-5-5, 4).
Today the two men took part in their weigh in.
On the scales the champion was bang on the limit, and looked in great shape. He looked like a man hungry to retain his title and perfect record, stating that he was hunting a KO, and that he had scouted Refugio, and is wellaware that the Filipino has lost to 3 world champions during his career. Although not yet a world champion himself it's clear Kyoguchi is lookign to compare himself to those world class fighters.
As for Refugio he was comfortably under the 105lb limit, in fact he was just 104lbs on the scales, and looked significnatly smaller than than Kyoguchi. Although the clear under-dog Refugio did sound confidence of using his skills to pick up a win in Japan, following a draw earlier this year with Seita Ogido, in a bout for the WBC Youth Light Flyweight title.
Kyoguchi looks to retain perfect record as he takes on Refugio!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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