Tomorrow fans with access to Japanese channel NTV will get the chance to see one of the most anticipated title bouts of the year as the unbeaten and heavy handed WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17) tacks tricky Panamanian Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12).
The bout is, genuinely, one of the few bouts this year to feature 2 fighters in the top 5 facing off against each other and promises to be a great encounter between a puncher and a pure boxer.
Today the two men weighed in for the bout, and thankfully both men made weight at their first attempt.
Yamanaka was the heavier man, weighing bang on the divisional limit of 118lbs whilst Moreno came in much lighter, in fact Moreno was more than 1lb under the limit. For Yamanaka his weight has been consistent with this being the 10th time in 11 fights where he has been 118lb's, the one exception saw him coming in at 117¾lbs. Moreno's weight has fluctuated through his career, with an early career bout at 108lbs and a flirtation with the Super Bantamweight division, today however his weight was one of the lowest in recent times, he did however look very prepared for the bout and and the slightly lower weight is likely down to how well he's been training.
Shinsuke Yamanaka and Anselmo Moreno meet in WBC Bantamweight title clash!
(Image courtesy of boxingews.jp)
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!