Tomorrow Japanese fans will be able to see long term WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2, 17) [山中慎介] battle in a rematch against Panama's Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12).
Today the two men took part in their weigh in for their bout with both making weight.
On the scales Moreno was the lighter man and was under the limit, weighing in at 117¾lbs. Although he made weight here he had admitted earlier in the week that this would be his last Bantamweight fight which has perhaps suggested a struggle to make the weight and he may well not feel that comfortable, despite making the limit with relative ease. Interestingly he is ¾lbs heavier than he was in the first meeting with Yamanaka.
Yamanaka was bang on the limit, it's the 11th time he has made the limit dead on in his last 13 bouts, with his only other weight during that streak being 117¾lbs. The weigh is the same as he was when he first fought Moreno, last September. He, like Moreno, looked confident and calm and stated he was thoroughly prepared for the bout, which he seems to have taken more seriously this time around.
Yamanaka and Moreno go again, but who will come out on top?
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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