This coming weekend sees the boxing action, world wide, moving up a gear. In Japan we see that occur with the first OPBF title fight of the year, a Heavyweight title fight between Japanese national champion Kyotaro Fujimoto (15-1, 8) [藤本 京太郎] and Australian Heavyweight champion Willie Nasio (10-1, 9). Today those two men took part in their weigh in, and their was a huge amount of weight separating the two fighters.
On the scales Kyotaro was 227lbs, the lightest he has been since his 2015 win against Nobuhiro Ishida. The Japanese fighter looked in good shape, though looks like he could have lost more had he really wanted to.
Nasio on the other hand was close to a career high,coming in at 262lbs for the contest, and looking like a man who could have lost significant weight. Despite looking bulky the fighter seemed relaxed and it sounded likehe was going to be looking for a stoppage inside the first 3 rounds.
Interestingly Fujimoto trained for this bout by sparring with Solomon Haumono, the only man who has beaten Fujimoto since his professional debut in late 2011.
For those wanting to watch this bout it will be aired on G+ tomorrow in Japan.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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