By Joe Koizumi
The official weigh-in ceremony took place on Monday at a couple of fight sites in Japan. WBC bantam champ Hozumi Hasegawa, Japan, and #4 ranked Nestor Rocha, US, both tipped the beam at 117.5 pounds. WBA minimum kingpin Roman Gonzalez, Nicaragua, scaled in at 104.25 to 105 (the class limit) for Katsunari Takayama, Japan. In Tokyo, WBC feather ruler Takahiro Aoh, Japan, weighed in at the 126-pound limit, while Elio Rojas, Dominican Republic, was so surprisingly light at 124.5. The three world title bouts will be held at night tomorrow (Tuesday) at the World Memorial Hall, Kobe, and at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo. Akihiko Honda, President of Teiken Promotions, says that the order of the three title bouts will be still uncertain, depending on the outcomes at the two sites.