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.


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.”


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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