Tomorrow fight fans in Hong Kong will get an intriguing match up between Japan's Yuki Strong Kobayashi (10-6, 5) [ストロング小林佑樹], a former OPBF title challenger, and Filipino puncher Rey Megrino (23-20-4, 20). On paper the bout might not look anything special by Megrino has one of the sports most misleading records and will be looking to prove that tomorrow.
The Japanese fighter hit scales today at 122lbs, bang on the agreed limit for the fight. Although he made weight he certainly didn't look like a fully fledged Super Bantamweight, in fact he looked like a small Bantamweight fighting at Super Bantamweight. Despite the looks he has fought much of his career at the weight and certainly wasn't forced into a weight class he was unfamiliar with.
Megrino came in slightly lighter, at 121lbs. Although coming in lighter this is far from Megrino's lightest, having come in at 125lbs for his last bout. he has however been a man who has grown into the weight, having fought as low as 105lbs. Although unknown among casual boxing fans Megrino holds notable wins against the likes of Ratanapol Sor Vorapin and Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and is one of the heaviest fighters in the lower weights, carrying his power from Flyweight to Bantamweight with no real issue.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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