Tomorrow in Osaka Japanese fans get the chance to watch two world title bouts. The "lesser" of those will see IBF Minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama (30-7-0-1, 12) defending his title against Mexican challenger Jose Argumedo(15-3-1, 9).
At the weigh in today both men made weight, with both weighing in on the divisional limit of 105lbs.
For Takayama this is the heaviest he's been since his thrilling 2014 FOTY contender against Francisco Rodriguez Jr, where he again weighed in at 105lbs. For Argumedo the weight is the same as he was in his most recent defeat, from back in May 2014 when he lost to Carlos Velarde.
Notably Argumedo did come in over-weight at a pre-weigh in check, though lost the difference by the time the actual weigh in took place, having sweat off the excess. This further adds to the thought that Argumedo is the naturally bigger man and could be a very tough fighter to budge when the two trade blows tomorrow in what is likely to be an action packed contest.
The lightning kid faces off against undeserving Mexican foe
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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