Japanese Reiya Konishi and Venezuelan Carlos Cañizals made weight this Saturday in Kobe, Japan, and are ready to fight for the vacant World Boxing Association Light Flyweight title.
Konishi hit the scales at 107.5 pounds. This will be the first time that the Japanese boxer fights for a world title. However, he has already been national champion at 108 pounds in his country, and defended that title twice. The record of the Asian is immaculate, has 15 wins, 5 of them by knockout.
On the other hand, Cañizales, who weighed in at 106.2 pounds, will fight for the WBA Light Flyweight Championship for the second time. On the first occasion he faced Ryoichi Taguchi, and it ended in a draw. After that fight, the South American boxer held three fights and came out winner in all of them.
Now, the only thing left is that the starting bell rings to find out who will be the new WBA Champion at 108 pounds.