Later today we'll see an IBO/IBF Light Welterweight title fight between unbeaten champion Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0, 21) and Japanese challenger Keita Obara (15-1-1, 14) [小原 佳太].
Yesterday both men made the 140lb divisional limit for the bout. Today they both took part in a secondary weight, the same day weigh in conducted by the IBF. At today's weigh in both fighters had to be under 150lbs.
At today's weigh in Obara made the limit easily, coming in at just under 149lbs. He looked great shape today, better than he had yesterday, and looks like his body has filled out over-night as he's re-hydrated and good meal.
Troyanovsky however had struggled this morning. Originally he was coming in at 150.35lbs, above the allowed limit. He was then given a 2 hour period to lose the excess weight before coming in at 149lbs on his second shot at the weight. It may not seem like much but the time spent losing that extra bit of weight could effect the unbeaten Russian coming into this evening's fight.
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