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Photos: Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta - Official Weigh-In

NAGOYA, JAPAN - Highly anticipated light flyweight world title bout between WBO world champion Kosei Tanaka and #1 mandatory challenger and power puncher Angel 'Tito' Acosta is ready to showcase at the tomorrow Saturday May 20 at the  Ocean Arena in Nagoya, Japan.

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Both fighters stopped the scale in 108 pounds.

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"I feel great, we made the weight easy. I had a great camp and I am ready to put a great performance tomorrow and bring that title to Puerto Rico," said a confident 'Tito' Acosta.

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Tanaka (8-0, 5KO's) of Japan, a two division champion, expressed respect for the power of his mandatory challenger Acosta (16-0, 16KO's) when comparing him to his past challenge and former world champion  Mexican Moises Fuentes.

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"I can see that he is stronger than Fuentes, he has a lot of power in his punches and a really good boxer," said Tanaka.

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Acosta, who recently edged out ten-round TKO to Namibian # 1 ranked Jafet 'The Lion' Uutoni, now stands to take down Tanaka who is promoted by Hatanaka Promotions.

"There is much enthusiasm in our country for this fight," said promoter Hiyoshi Hatanaka.

NOCHE DE CAMPEONES DIRECTV "INVICTOS" ACOSTA VS. TANAKA is presented by por Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment and DIRECTV.  In association with Gasolina Party In A Pouch, Casino Metro, Ahorro Muebles, Ciclón Energy Drink, Restaurant Raíces, Pan American Language, Everlast and Periódico La Cordillera. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cotto#1p4p on 05-20-2017

I thought the fight could've gone either way, lots of close rounds. The long trip might have affected Acosta. If they fight in the US I think Acosta beats him but Tanaka refused to fight outside of Japan.

Comment by Outworn on 05-20-2017

Pretty even round 6 but Acosta might edge it. Acosta 57 - 56 Gave round 7 to Tanaka. 66 for both.

Comment by Outworn on 05-20-2017

Tanaka dropped Acosta. 10 - 8 round for Tanaka. 47 - 47

Comment by Outworn on 05-20-2017

Pretty even round 4. Both have their moments but I give it to Tanaka. Acosta 3 - 1

Comment by Outworn on 05-20-2017

Acosta 3 - 0

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