The taller Munguia looked down on his Japanese foe at the weigh-in with the look of what was to come when he defends his WBO Junior Middleweight Title in the main event and first DAZN live streamed fight of 2019.
A lean and mean Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) tipped the scales at 153.2 pounds and his opponent Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) made weight at 153.6 today before they clash at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas this Saturday.
Both fighters had no problem making weight and each fighter looked in tip top shape in what will be a great fight in the 154 lb. division. There has been talk about a match between Munguia and the best of the best in the Middleweight division and his eventual move to 160 to take on the likes of GGG, Canelo and Daniel Jacobs. But he must first defeat Inoue and then unify all the other junior middleweight belts, if they can step up to the challenge.
Jesus Rojas (26-2-2, 19 KOs) fromPuerto Rico, the WBA World Featherweight champion weighed in at the 126 pound limit for the defense of his title. His challenger, WBA Xu Can (15-2, 2 KOs) stepped on the scales at 125.6 pounds.
Dallas Texas' Super Lightweight knockout artist Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (11-0, 11 KO's), who fights in one of the toughest boxing divisions is considered by Golden Boy Promotions as one of the best contenders in boxing.
The undefeated Ortiz tipped the scales at 143.2 pounds, well below the 144-pound contracted limit and Jesus Valdez (23-4-1, 12 KO's) from Mexico came in at 142 pounds.
Ortiz' last fight was cancelled in New York when The New York State Athletic Commission denied him a license to fight because he had Lasik surgery two months before the actual fight, so he is very eager to step into the ring and continue his winning streak.