Earlier today in Thailand saw the official weigh in for tomorrow's WBC Minimumweight title fight between Mexico's reigning world champion Oswaldo Novoa (14-4-1, 9) and Thailand's mandatory challenger Wanheng Menayothin (35-0, 11).
Unsurprisingly both men made weight for the weight contest however there was some surprises at the weight in, notably an issue that arose regarding Novoa's choice of gloves.
From what we understand Novoa has brought Cleto Reyes gloves for the bout from his homeland of Mexico however there is some debate over whether or not he will be able to use them or whether he will be forced to use the Thai manufactured Twin gloves. As far as we know Wanheng hasn't complained himself but someone has complained on his behalf.
Whilst the complaint may seem a strange one given that Cleto Reyes gloves are internationally recognised as one of the leading brands of gloves it appears that someone has made the complaint with something backing it. We're unsure if this is down to the fact that Twins have stumped up some of the cash for the bout or whether there is a contractual obligation to use the Thai gloves however no agreement was made by the end of the weigh in and it seems that discussions were on going as to whether Novoa would be able to wear his chosen gloves.
We've got our fingers crossed on an agreement being made before fight time however if no agreement can be made we may end up not getting the fight after all and that is certainly not something either fighter, the promoter or the WBC want to see happen. If, however, an agreement is made with either Novoa being allowed to use Clete Reyes or accepting Twins then we'll be in for a real treat tomorrow in what looks like a potential thriller between two genuinely exciting Minimumweights.
(Image courtesy of Thairec.com)
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