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The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire --Oct 8, 2000


October 8, 2000

The official weigh-in for the WBA super-flyweight mandatory title bout between Hideki Todaka (Japan) and No.1 contender Leo Gamez (Venezuela) was over at Westin Nagoya Castle Hotel.

Todaka scaled in at 115-pound class limit, and Gamez 114 3/4.

The officials were announced at the press conference of the previous day through Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) as follows: referee Stanley Christodoulou (South Africa), judges Oscar Perez (New York), Hector Hernandez (Mexico) and Melchior Taylor (Trinidad Tobago). WBA Supervior is Yangsup Shim (Korea).

Todaka, making his third defense, is a prohibitive favorite over the 37-yer-old veteran Gamez, 32-7-1, 24 KOs, but Gamez is aiming to establish a record of acquiring his 4th WBA title in as many weight classes. Todaka, 10 yeas his junior and 16-2-1, 7 KOs, is fresh from his previous defense over ex-WBA champ Yokthai Sith-Oar via 11th TKO last April. But the Venezuelan's superior experience and still dangerous power punching cannot be neglected, so Todaka will have to fight carefully in earlier rounds.

The main event will start at about 4:25 pm (Japanese time) at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium tomorrow.
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