Tomorrow we get the chance to see a genuinely interesting WBC Super Featherweight title fight as Japanese champion Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21) defends his title against well known Australian Billy Dib (39-3-0-1, 23). The defense will be Miura's 4th since claiming the title against Gamaliel Diaz back in 2013 and will be his first against a non-Mexican fighter following a trio of good defenses against Mexican challengers.
On the scales this morning both Miura and Dib weighed in at 130lbs, bang on the divisional limit and both looked in great shape.
For Miura this pretty near his typical weight and it's exactly what he was in 3 of his last 4 bouts, with the one exception being his war in Mexico with Sergio Thompson where he weighed in at 129½lbs. He's proven to be comfortable and strong at the weight.
As for Dib this was this is the first time he has weighed 130lbs on the dot since his 2005 win over Michael Kizza. He has however flirted with the division and was 129¾lbs last time out, against Isaias Santos Sampaio and 131lbs against Alberto Gaza last June. Notably however Dib has fought much of his career at 126lbs with his only notable wins above that weight coming against Ricky Sismundo and Rogers Mtagwa, both of which were several years ago.
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(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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