Pictured: Daigo Higa loses WBC flyweight belt on the scales

WBN 14/04/2018

Naoki Fukuda

Undefeated puncher Daigo Higa is no longer the WBC flyweight champion after failing to make weight for his imminent clash in Yokohama, Japan.

The 15-0 star looks set for a move up to super-flyweight after scaling 114 pounds for his battle with Cristofer Rosales.

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Nicaraguan Rosales, who hit the 111.5 pound mark, can still claim the belt if successful against Higa, although the title will be vacant should the pre-fight favourite Higa take the spoils.

Higa v Rosales forms part of a double-header of action with middleweight title holder Ryota Murata defending his belt against Emanuele Blandamura.

Both made the 160 pound limit successfully in a contest which the winner would move closer to fight with WBA ‘super’ champion Gennady Golovkin.