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WEIGHTS FROM JAPAN: INOUE - 121.6 LBS., TAPALES - 121.2 LBS. (PHOTOS)


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It's all systems go for tomorrow's undisputed title fight between Japan's Naoya Inoue and the Philippines' Marlon Tapales as both fighters comfortably stepped the scales below the 122-lb super bantamweight weight limit during the official weighin held at the Ballroom 5F of the Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Yokohama, Japan Christmas day, Monday, Dec. 25.

Inoue, the unified WBC and WBO belts holder, came in at 121.75 lbs. while Tapales, the unified WBA and IBF champion, weighed at 121.25 lbs. The two protagonists are slated to unify all four belts for the undisputed champion of the world tomorrow, Tuesday, at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo.


Naoya Inoue in the scales.


Marlon Tapales in the scales.


inoue and Tapales were cordial throughout the pre-fight activites.

The third man in the ring for the highly anticipated tussle is veteran referee Celestino Ruiz of Chicago, USA. The three judges will be Raul Caiz Jnr of California, USA; Robin Taylor of New York, USA; and Craig Metcalfe of Alberta, Canada.

Supervising the fight representing the four different world boxing boxing bodies are Leon Panoncillo, Jnr of the WBO, Jose Oliver Gomez of the WBA, Ben Keilty of the IBF, and Michael George of the WBC.

The fight will be streamed live by ESPN+ in the USA and Skysports in UK.


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