Carlos “Memin” Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) and reigning WBC Bantamweight Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) both made weight at Wednesday’s weigh in in Japan.
Right here, find the weigh-in photos and weights, as well as more coverage from earlier activities in the week, including the final press conference.
Carlson, the younger of the two at 26, checked in at an even 117 lbs. Yamanaka, 34, weighed 117.75 lbs.
Carlson was reserved throughout much of the press conference, saying he’s ready for the challenge of dethroning one of boxing’s longest tenured world champions.
“All the hard work has been put in and now it’s time to show the world what I can do,” said Carlson, who at 26 is the younger of the two combatants (Yamanaka is 34). “My moment is finally here.”
“Carlos looks fantastic heading into his first world championship fight,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “He’s calm, yet confident. We’re going to see the best Carlos Carlson on Thursday night.”
The 12-round WBC Bantamweight Championship fight is promoted by Teiken Promotions, in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions and originates from Ryogoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo on Thursday, March 2.