Uchiyama, Kaneko, Miura and Jardon make weight, though Tomomi steals the attention
Ahead of the 2 world title clashes in Tokyo tomorrow the fighters did their weigh in and thankfully all 4 of the big names on the show came in on weight.
For the WBC Super Featherweight title fight between Takashi Miura (26-2-2, 19) and Dante Jardon (24-3, 20) both men weighed exactly the same coming in at 130lbs dead. For the WBA Super Featherweight title fight between Takashi Uchiyama (20-0-1, 17) and Daiki Kaneko (19-2-3, 12) Kaneko was dead on at 130 whilst Uchiyama was 1/4 pound under the limit.
Miura, at 130, is the same weight he was when he ripped the title from Gamaliel Diaz though is 1/2 pound lighter than when he faced Sergio Thompson back in August. Jardon is 1/2 heavier than the last time he fought a Japanese opponent, Akinori Kanai. If you've not yet read our thoughts on this fight our preview might be helpful.
For Uchiyama, who is defending his title for the 8th time, this is the tied lightest weight he has ever been for a professional fight and is the same as he was exactly a year ago for his bout with Bryan Vasquez. Kaneko is 1/4 pound heavier than he has been for his last 2 bouts though has regularly come in at 130. Despite the slight advantage for Kaneko we can't see this bearing any significance on the bout it's self, which we've previewed here.
With 2 major world title fights on the card it's fair to say that someone was going to struggle to steal the limelight. Amazingly however Tomomi Takano (3-0, 2), the female model-turn-boxer, managed to do just that as she turned up for the weigh in in what appeared to be a wedding dress. Takano, who is to face Kumi Oishi (1-2, 1) on the the under-card, failed to make weight at the first time of asking before removing silicone from her bra and various things from her hair and sneaking in under the agreed 115lb limit.
Although seemingly the heavier fighter on the scales Takano's key advantage will be her height, which is a staggering 19cm over Oishi and can clearly be seen in the image on the right.
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