Earlier today in Tokyo saw the medicals take place for the New Year's Eve world title bouts in Tokyo.
One of those bouts sees WBA Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi defending his title, for the second time, against Colombian challenger Luis de la Rosa (24-5-1, 14).
At the medical the natural size difference between the two was evident with Taguchi, a very tall Light Flyweight, towering over the challenger. The champion was almost 10cm taller than the challenger, who will also be at a disadvantage in terms of reach, giving away almost 8cm to the champion.
Whilst Taguchi does have the size advantage he also has the better record in world title bouts, where he's actually unbeaten and the slight edge in terms of experience, at least in rounds. He has also shared the ring with better fighters, such as current world champions Yu Kimura and Naoya Inoue.
For de la Rosa he can perhaps take some solace in the fact that he has experience of being the smaller man and seemed pretty confident that he could take the advantages away from Taguchi, that is however going to be a very tough ask for the challenger given that Taguchi is a very talented fighter.