By Pepe Rodriguez
The weights are in and the fighters are ready for battle. A Friday weighin finished off without an issue for the protagonists of this Saturday`s homecoming fight in Gomez Palacio, Durango.
Both fighters weighed at the division limit of 126-pounds.
Southpaw Cristian Mijares (58-4-2, 26KOs) has a difficult task on his hands, as he`ll be facing undefeated Japanese fighter Shohei Kawashima (14-0-2, 3KOs) in a defense of his WBC silver featherweight belt.
At the open workouts, the champion showed his deft speed and considerable power, with a dazzling display of the great gym work, ahead of the real thing.
Kawashima surprised many with his speed, height and excellent technique, mounting a considerable challenge to the WBC silver champion. Shohei is in excellent shape, insisting that the southpaw guard of the Mexican wont be a problem.
WEIGHTS AND PHOTOS
Cristian Mijares (MEXICO) 57.200 kg
Shohei Kawashima (JAPAN) 57.200 kg
WBC silver featherweight championship
Francisco "Chihuas" Rodriguez (MEXICO) 51.00 kg
Crison "D'Cowboy" Omayao (Philippines) 50.800 kg
Javier "Implacable" Prieto (MEXICO) 67.00 kg
Ivan "Zurdo" Álvarez (MEXICO) 67.00 kg
Irma "Torbellino" García (MEXICO) 54.00 kg
Leticia Uribe (MEXICO) 52.500 kg