Tomorrow fight fans across Japan will get the chance to see WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18) [山中慎介] battle with Mexican foe Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13) in what will be Yamanaka's 12th defense of the title.
Today the two men took part in the weigh in for their bout and both made weight whilst looking in great shape.
On the scales Yamanaka was the heavier man, weighing in at 117¾lbs. It was the same weight he was against Diego Ricardo Santilla, almost 2 years ago, and Liborio Solis, a year ago. Although they were totally different types of performances itdoes seem like Yamanaka has no issue with being 117¾lbs and isn't really struggling with the Bantamweight limit.
Carlson was surprisingly light, coming in at 117lbs. Having been a full 1lb under the weight there are questions as to whether or not he has over-trained or over-drained fro the bout, though he did look great, and isn't far from his recent weights, weighing 117lbs in November 2015 and 117½last time out.
Shinsuke Yamanaka goes for defense #12 against Carlos Carlson
(Image courtsey of boxingnews.jp)
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