Tomorrow Japanese fight fans will get the chance to see the long awaited Japanese ring return of former world champion Tomoki Kameda (32-2, 20) [亀田和毅], who will battle with Thailand's Mike Tawatchai (42-9-1, 25) [ไมค์เกษตรพัฒนา]. The bout is particularly notable as it seems Tomoki fighting in Japan for the first time in more than 3 years and his first bout at the Korakuen Hall.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in for the bout, and both made the contracted weight.
A brilliant conditioned Tomoki was 123lbs for the contest, which is one of the highest of his career. The weight seems to suggest that Tomoki is now going to be a fully fledged Super Bantamweight and it looks clear that he will not be dropping back to Bantamweight, where he won the WBO world title.
As for Tawatchai the Thai weighed in at around 122¼lbs, which is lighter than he was for last year's loss to Yukinori Oguni, but heavy than he was for losses to Shingo Wake and Daiki Kameda, with all 3 of those bouts taking place in Japan in the last 6 years.
For fans wanting to see this contest it will be shown on the A-sign Boxing service as part of A-sign Bee vol 1.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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