Tomorrow Japanese fans get the chance to see two world title fights. One of those bouts comes at 108lbs where WBC Light Flyweight champion Pedro Guevara (26-1-1, 17) defends his belt against Japanese challenger Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3), a former Japanese national champion. The bout is expected to be a show case of speed and skills as Guevara returns to Japan for the first time, since his title winning effort last December against the popular Akira Yaegashi.
At the weigh in today both men made weight.
The champion was bang on the limit at 108lbs which is heavier than he has been in his last 3 bouts, though he has regularly weighed in at the weight during his career including his sole loss to Johnriel Casimero.
The challenger was 107.5lbs, which is among the lightest weights of career. The challenger has typically been 108lbs and his weight at the weigh in suggests that he has really gone all out for this training camp ahead of a bout that is, by far, the most significant of his career.
Kimura finally gets world title fight, but does face WBC champ Guevara
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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