Tomorrow Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall get the chance to see the long awaited WBO Super Flyweight world title fight between popular Japanese fighter Tomomi Takano (8-1, 5) and reigning world champion Daniela Romina Bermudez (17-3-2, 5).
Today saw the weigh in for that fight and, thankfully, both fighters made weight for the bout, which is to take place at the 115lbs divisional weight limit.
On the scales Takano, who was dressed in a ceremonial robe, was the heavier fighter weighing in on the divisional limit of 115lbs whilst Bermudez was under the limit by more than 1lb. Despite the weight advantage it's thought that Takano's key to victory will be her reach and height rather than her weight.
In the weeks leading up to the fight Takano had admitted struggling with the weight and there are some worrying that she has over-drained to make the 115lb limit, given that she is very tall for the weight. If she has then she's going to be in for a very painful fight. However we know she has had top class training and spent time sparring with 3-weight world champion Naoko Fujioka who may well turn out to be the key to a Takano win.
Takano faces Bermudez as she looks to prove she's more than just a pretty face!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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