It's fair to say that most international fight fans interested in Friday's card from Japan are mostly looking forward to seeing the WBO Super Flyweight title bout but it's of course not the only bout being aired on Fuji TV. Another is Middleweight bout Olympic champion Ryota Murata (11-0, 8) [村田 諒太] and once beaten Mexican visitor Bruno Sandoval (19-1-1, 15).
Today those two men took part in their weigh in for the contest, which was contracted at 162lbs, and boh came in at an idential weight weight of 161¼lbs, making the contracted weight with plenty of room to spare.
For Murata the weight fits well inside his typical range, in fact it's the 3rd time he has been been 161¼lbs and the 12th successive time that he's been between 160lbs and 162lbs, showing that although he's not weighing in on the Middleweight limit consistently he is always there or there abouts whilst awaiting a title fight. Notably this will also be his first bout in Japan in more than 18 months and he is likely to be looking to impress.
For Sandoval the weight is marginally lighter than his recent weighs but comes well within his typical range which as been from around 158lbs up to around 165lbs, as he's floated around the Middleweight in recent years. Whilst Murata will be figthign in Japan for the first time in over a year this will be Sandoval's first bout outside of Mexico.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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