Earlier today saw the medical screening of the upcoming WBC Bantamweight title fight between current world champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16) and mandatory challenger Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (37-5-1, 16).
The medical found no issues with either man though did find some major differences between the two fighters.
The most obvious difference was the height difference with Yamanaka standing 10cm, or 4", taller than his Thai challenger. As well as the height difference there was also a major reach differential with Yamanaka's reach being a staggering 13cm, almost 5", longer than that of Suriyan.
The one physical "advantage" Suriyan did have was his thicker neck, though that may not prove to be much of an advantage here against the heavy handed "God of Left".
Of course not all advantages are physical and whilst Suriyan has the "fight experience" advantage, with more rounds and fights, it's fair to say that Yamanaka has the world level experience with a 7-0 record in world title fights. That higher level experience will likely be one of the keys here.
For those wanting our views on this fight our preview is here whilst those wanting to watch the fight may like to know the bout will be televised on NTV in Japan and Channel 7 in Thailand.