OSAKA—Marlon Tapales failed to make the load on his first strive right here, placing in peril his protection of the WBO bantamweight crown. Tapales registered 119.75 kilos through the official weigh-in whereas challenger Shohei Omori got here in half a pound underneath the bantamweight restrict. Tapales has two hours to drop 1.75 lb or be stripped of his crown. Tapales encountered weight issues main to battle night time and has taken srastic measures to cut back his weight. Several observers are cautious of his situation for battle night time even when he succeeds in making the grade. Tapales even turned vegetarian since arriving right here Monday. Tapales is scheduled to tangle with Omori on Sunday….
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