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Photos: Naoya Inoue, Juan Carlos Payano - Ready For WBSS War

Naoya Inoue & Juan Carlos Payano and Kiryl Relikh & Eduard Troyanovsky all make weight ahead of their Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals on October 7 at the Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan.

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Ali Trophy Quarter-Finals:

WBA ‘Regular’ World Bantamweight Championship

Naoya Inoue, Japan (25) (16-0, 14 KOs): 53,5 kg.

“It is an honour for me to open the new WBSS season in my home country,” said Inoue at the podium at the weigh-in in Tokyo. “My prediction for the fight? Victory!”

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Juan Carlos Payano, Dominican Republic (34) (21-1, 9 KOs): 53,2 kg.

“It is not the first time I travel to my opponent’s backyard so it is not going to be a problem for me,” said Payano.

“I am looking forward to fighting in front of the Japanese fans and on Sunday Inoue will know who I am!"

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WBA World Super-Lightweight Championship

Kiryl Relikh, Belarus (28) (22-2, 19 KOs): 63,50 kg.

“I am happy to be here,” said Relikh. “Anything can happen on Sunday, a punch can change everything, but I feel confident in winning."

Eduard Troyanovsky Russia (38) (27-1, 24 KOs): 63,1 kg.

“It is a big honour and possibility for me to be a part of the World Boxing Super Series,“ said Troyanovsky. “I am looking forward to fighting Relikh on Sunday.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Abovetheclouds on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;19170058]You got me there pal, I cant defend the Dirrell bros and coked-out Benevidez.[/QUOTE] Smith v Benevidez is a great fight if he can get off the yayo. Zurdo another good match up but he'll find some excuse.

Comment by 1hourRun on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Abovetheclouds;19170044]You yanks don't want none of the WBSS because you'd have to fight more than once a year :fu2:[/QUOTE] You got me there pal, I cant defend the Dirrell bros and coked-out Benevidez.

Comment by redmish on 10-06-2018

Anybody know if its on UK TV?

Comment by Abovetheclouds on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;19170013]I know one of your guys dropped the IBF 168 title...OH YEAH! James 'Chunky' Degale it was. I know Smith was basically given a free pass into the finals of the WBSS and ducked Dirrell in America for the WBC…

Comment by 1hourRun on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Abovetheclouds;19170000]Come on bro! You know us brits own the 168 division :boxing:[/QUOTE] I know one of your guys dropped the IBF 168 title...OH YEAH! James 'Chunky' Degale it was. I know Smith was basically given a free pass into the…

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