Okada and Aoqui make weight!
Tomorrow fight fans at the Korakuen Hall, or subscribers of Boxingraise, will get the chance to watch a Japanese Light Welterweight title bout between unbeaten champion Hiroki Okada (12-0, 10) [岡田 博喜] defending his title against Japanese-Brazilian Cristiano Aoqui (11-4-2, 7) [青木クリスチャーノ]. The bout will be Aoqui's first title bout whilst Okada looks to record his 5th defense, and possibly his last as he has indicated that he is set to vacate and focus on the OPBF title.
Today those two men weighed in with both making weight for the bout.
Okada was the heavier man, coming in at 140lbs, the divisional limit, whilst Aoqui was 139.75lbs, not much under the limit.
As mentioned Okada has stated that this maybe be his last defense before he aims to win the OPBF title next year, with his ambition being to move into world title bouts by the end of 2018. He will however need to keep his eye on Aoquii who is a dangerous and hungry fighter looking to make the most of his chance. For Aoqui the hunger is there to score the upset but he'll be the clear under-dog when the men step into the ring tomorrow.
Champion Okada faces aggressive Aoqui!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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