Posts Tagged ‘weigh-in’

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The weights are in for Saturday night’s Pound 4 Pound showdown between WBO super featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux. Both fighters were chiseled with the champion coming in at 129 pounds and the challenger at 128.25.

PREDICTION: I’ve gone back and forth on this fight since it was announced. Rigo’s sublime skills make him a hard night for any opponent, not to mention his underrated power and nimble footwork. However, this is the first fight where I feel there is a perfect storm that will lead to his first defeat.

Rigondeaux is 37 years old (allegedly), jumping two weight classes and has fought only three rounds in the last year. I would feel uneasy about those facts if he were fighting a lower Top 10 super featherweight, let alone going after the #1 guy at the weight in Lomachenko. Having fought and broken the will of bigger punchers in Nicholas Walters and Manuel Marriaga, I see Lomachenko being able to handle Rigo’s stinging shots and forcing a higher pace in the later rounds. Because Rigo sometimes squares up out of clinches, there’s an outside chance that Lomachenko could score a flash knockdown ala Donaire and Amagasa.

Expect a good start from Rigondeaux due to his counter punching with Lomachenko’s size and activity being the difference in the second half to earn a close but clear unanimous decision.

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Check out the live stream of today’s weigh-in for the Wilder-Stiverne rematch. The event takes place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and airs on Showtime Saturday night (November 4).  Wilder is making the sixth defense of the WBC title he won from Stiverne two years ago. Stiverne, who hasn’t fought since 2015, is looking for revenge and redemption after claims of dehydration from the first bout.

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After the success of the first Underground Showdown in July, promoter Terri Moss and the Buckhead Fight Club are back tomorrow with a public press conference and weigh-in for Underground Showdown 2 at the Atlanta Buckhead Marriott.

“Our first show July 1 was a success, totally sold out, with great action, and we’re expecting more of the same November 4,” said Moss. “I’m bringing back some local favorites, Deonte Brown (1-0) who fights out of Buckhead Fight Club, and Ray Barlow (2-0), and I’m thrilled to have a women’s WBF bantamweight title between Helen Joseph (14-3-1) and Elizabeth “Betty” Anderson, (5-8-0) as our main event. Don’t blink when these ladies get in the ring because they’re ready to battle for this title!”

The full card features Deonte Brown vs. Gabriel Braxton, (2-18-0), Ray Barlow vs. Lloyd Wright (0-1-0), Pablo Batres (9-15-1) vs. Patrick Riley (11-0), Jesus Almonte (1-0) vs. Joe Ryan Montgomery, (0-3-0), and Jeremiah Williams (3-11-1) vs. Sugi Foxx (1-13-1).

The weigh-in takes place at Friday 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Although tickets for Underground Showdown 2 are sold out, BeatsBoxingMayhem will provide live coverage starting Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Twitter at @Ismael_BBM_NYK.

 

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We’re just one day away from the biggest matchup of the year in Canelo Alvarez challenging Gennady Golovkin for the middleweight title. The men have their last preliminary face-off today at 3 p.m. ET at the official weigh-in. BeatsBoxingMayhem is streaming the entire event which includes the undercard.

The fight takes place tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on HBO pay-per-view.

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Former Pound 4 Pound #1 Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez looks for revenge Saturday night in his rematch with against Sor Rungvisai. Today’s “Superfly” weigh-in is being streamed below and includes the loaded undercard of Carlos Cuadras vs. Juan Francisco Estrada, and the United States debut of The “Monster” Naoya Inoue vs. Antonio Nieves.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

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We’re now just one day away from the big spectacle that is Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. The two stars make their last pre-fight appearance today at 6 p.m. for the official weigh-in. Also included at the weigh-in will be undercard fighters such as title-holder Gervonta Davis. The card airs live tomorrow on Showtime pay-per-view.

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July closes with the much anticipated bout between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia. The fighters meet this afternoon for the official weigh-in. Will Broner be able to make the 140 pound limit with no complications? How will Garcia look at the highest weigh of his career? All questions will be answered at 1 p.m. ET.