Tomorrow fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see once beaten Japanese prospect Ryo Matsumoto (18-1, 16) [松本 亮] battle with domestic foe Hideo Sakamoto (17-3-3, 5) [坂本 英生] in what looks like a good match up between Japanese fighters.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in and both made the agreed 56KG's limit.
Although we weren't made aware of the specific of the weigh in weights we are aware that both men looked in great shape and that Matsumoto is fighting pretty much at a career highest. Interestingly the baby faced youngster has grown, by around 2", since having surgery for a serious medicla condition last year and it looks like he will be continuing his career as a Super Bantamweight, rather than as a Bantamweight.
For Sakamoto the bout is a must win, after going 1-2-1 in his last 4 bouts, and although he has shown cracks recently he is a very solid fighter who holds notable domestic wins over Kazuyoshi Niki, Hiroki Shiino, Ryoichi Tamura and Ryotaro Kawabata.
(Image courtest of daily.co.jp)
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