Tomorrow Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall, as well as those who have a Boxingraise subscription, will be able to watch a Japanese Lightweight title fight between Shuhei Tsuchiya (21-4, 17) [土屋 修平] and Masashi Noguchi (12-5-1, 6) [野口 将志], who will be trading blows for the vacant title.
Today the two men weighed in for their bout and both men made the 135lb limit for the contest.
On the scales Tsuchiya was well under the limit, coming in at just over 134lbs. The weight is a far cry from Tsuchiya's career highest weight, which was 140¼lbs back in 2012, and shows that he is a natural Lightweight, despite being a relatively fighter for the weight.
Noguchi, who seemed to bve notably taller and naturally bigger, was was 134¼lbs, though looked to be much more than just ¼lb heavier than his foe and will likely have a significant advantage when the two men get in the ring tomorrow.
Tsuchiya and Noguchi battle for the Japanese Lightweight throne!
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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