Weigh in sees Teiru Kinoshita and Cyborg Nawatedani make weight; Kinoshita eyes second world title fight
Earlier today in Japan saw the weigh in for tomorrow's bouts. Included on tomorrow's shows is a bout between former world title contender Teiru Kinoshita (21-1-1, 5) and Japanese domestic contender Cyborg Nawatedani (9-2-2, 4).
Their weigh in saw both men make weight for their bout their made headlines in Japan for two other reasons.
Firstly Nawatedani's hair, which was made into a giant Afro. Previously Nawatedani had had rather boring hair so the drastic change in styles did get the attention of photographers and journalists who were impressed by the Yoko Gushiken inspired 'fro.
The other talking point was that fact that Kinoshita made it clear he was targeting another world title fight, a potential showdown with newly crowned IBF Super Flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo. One Japanese paper reported that a deal was looking likely for Kinoshita to fight Arroyo in 2016. A deal hasn't been done for that fight but it seems clear that that's the aim of the fighter and his team.
A third, less notable bit of news, was the fact that Kinoshita has been sparring with Shohei Omori in an attempt to become more successful against southpaws. In Kinoshita previous world title bout, against Zolani Tete, he seemed to be confused by Tete's stance and given that Arroyo is also a southpaw it seems that Kinoshita and his team are already working on a strategy for bout with Arroyo.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)
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