Yesterday saw the weigh in for Saturday night's WBC United States Silver Lightweight title fight between Mexican based Japanese fighter Shoki Sakai (17-4, 11) and the charismatic Mexican Nery Saguilan (30-4-1, 11).
Sakai weighed in at 132.25lbs which we believe is the lightest of his career and is almost 7lbs lighter than he was in his May bout with Omar Barajas, a bout that ended in a shock win for Sakai. Sadly for the Japanese fighter that was almost 3lbs lighter than Saguilan who was a ready 135lb for the fight.
The bout will be Saguilan's first defense of the title that he won earlier this year when he stopped Seiichi Okada in 8 rounds, sadly though that was a shadow of the fighter Okada once was and we're unsure how good Saguilan is considering his real struggle with Adones Aguelo back in January.
Despite being the lighter man on on the scales Sakai was the naturally taller man and it's hard to believe that there is only 2" between the two men who looked like they were in very different divisions.
(Image courtesy of the brilliant Pepe Rodriguez)
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