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Shimizu – Tepparith, Kameda – Manakane make weight

Shimizu - KokietgymPhoto Sumio Yamada

WBA super-flyweight champ in recess, Japan’s Tomonobu Shmizu (19-3-1, 9 KOs) passed the weigh-in, tipping the beam at the class limit of 115 pound, while WBA regular champ Tepparith Kokietgym (19-2, 12 KOs), from Thailand, scaled in at 114.75 pounds at the weigh-in ceremony on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. They will square off in a unification title bout.




Kameda - Manakane - WBAAlso, WBA bantam ruler Koki Kameda (26-1, 17 KOs), Japan, weighed in at the 118-pound class limit to 116.25 for #11 Nouldie Manakane (24-10-1, 15 KOs) from Indonesia. The WBA twinbill will take place in Yokohama tomorrow (Wednesday).

The WBA officials are as follows:
Shimizu-Tepparith bout:
Referee Ferlin Marsh (New Zealand); judges Raul Caiz Jr. (US), Michael Lee (Korea) and Silvestre Abainza (Philippines).

Kameda-Manakane bout:
Referee Raul Caiz Jr. (US); judges Ferlin Marsh (New Zealand), Michael Lee (Korea) and Silvestre Abainza (Philippines); supervisor Alan Kim (for both title bouts).