Of all the bouts being being staged on New Year's Eve in Japan ones is widely seen as being stacked against the local Japanese fighter. That's the IBF Super Bantamweight title bout between destructive champion champion Jonathan Guzman (22-0-0-1, 22) and Japanese challenger Yukinori Oguni (18-1-1, 7) [小國 以載].
Today those two men took part in their weigh in for the bout, and both men made weight at the first time of asking.
On the scales Oguni was the heavier man, coming in at 122lbs for the bout. Although looking incredibly serious, and admitting a sense of nerves, the challenger didn't seem to be speaking like a man making up the numbers. Instead he sounded like someone who knew he being given a huge chance and could potentially make a name for himself.
Guzman was slightly lighter on the scales, coming in at 121.7lbs for the bout, but looked incredibly confident. It was almost like he felt he had already won the bout and his playful confidence, which has been seen through the week, hasn't waned at all. He looks like a man who has prepared hard, is confident of victory and truly believes he is a monster in the ring. That type of self belief can be very hard to break, and that alone will be a major task for Oguni.
Oguni looks to over-come Guzman and claim world crown!
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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