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Champion Gonzalez, challenger Iwata show their fighting spirits for WBO light flyweight fight

Oct 31, 2022 21:38 pm

World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Jonathan Gonzalez of Puerto Rico and his second-ranked challenger Shokichi Iwata of Teiken Boxing Gym cleared their weigh-ins at a hotel in Tokyo in preparation for their title fight at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Prefecture on Nov. 1.

The 31-year-old Gonzalez tipped the scales at the class limit of 48.9 kg (108 lbs) while the 26-year-old Iwata weighed in at 48.8 kg (107.6 lbs).

After the weigh-ins, they came face-to-face as Gonzalez said through an interpreter, ‘’My physical condition is good. All I have to do tomorrow is to have my kind of fight.’’

For his part, Iwata said, ‘’Through the face-off, I got the feeling that I will beat him up tomorrow.’’
Gonzales, who is making his second defense of the title he captured a year ago, has a record of 26 wins, including 14 KOs, against three losses and one no contest. The undefeated Iwata has nine wins, six by KO.

The fight will serve as the chief supporting card for the world light flyweight title unification match between World Boxing Council champion Kenshiro Teraji of B.M.B. Boxing Gym and World Boxing Association ‘’super’’ champion Hiroto Kyoguchi of Watanabe Boxing Gym.

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