Inoue and Tapales make weight ahead of undisputed encounter

Unified super-bantamweight world champions Naoya Inoue (25-0, 22KOs) and Marlon Tapales (37-3, 19KOs) weighed in under the 122lbs super-bantamweight limit ahead of their historic undisputed title fight at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Tapales of the Philippines first stepped on the scales who became a unified IBF and WBA unified champion following an upset victory over Murodjon Akhmadaliev courtesy of split decision points in April. Tapales would weigh 121.25 lbs ahead of his opportunity at undisputed championship glory.

Inoue, attempting to become an undisputed champion for the second time within a calendar year, impressed on his super-bantamweight debut against Stephen Fulton in July.

‘The Monster’ Inoue lived up to his moniker by possibly producing the best performance of his career with a destructive yet clinical eighth-round stoppage of American Fulton, becoming a four-weight champion in the process.

Inoue would weigh half a pound heavier than his adversary Tapales, tipping the scales at 121.75 lbs.

Inoue enters the undisputed title contest as a wide -1400 favourite compared to Tapales, with odds against his name of +800 to be successful and upset Inoue and the bookmakers.

Undercard Weigh-In Results.

Ten Rounds Bantamweight
Seiya Tsutsumi (9-0-2, 7KOs) 117.75lbs vs Kazuki Anaguchi (6-0, 2KOs) 117.75lbs

Eight Rounds Flyweight
Kanamu Sakama (8-0, 7KOs) 108.175lbs vs John Paul Gabunilas (10-2, 7KOs) 107.25lbs

Eight Rounds Super-Bantamweight
Yoshiki Takei (7-0, 7KOs) 120.25lbs vs Mario Diaz Maldonado (21-6, 9KOs) 120lbs

Eight Rounds Welterweight
Andy Hiraoka (22-0, 17KOs) 142lbs vs Sebastian Diaz Maldonado (18-6-1,13KOs) 140.75lbs

Four Rounds Featherweight
Suguru Ishikawa (3-5-1, 2KOs) 124.75lbs vs Fuga Uematsu (1-0, 1KOs) 125.25lbs

Four Rounds Super-Featherweight
Rikiya Sato (Debut) 128.5lbs vs Keisuke Endo (0-2) 130lbs