The official weigh-in for Saturday’s highly anticipated rematch for the WBA Featherweight world championship between current WBA world champion Carl Frampton and former two-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz took place on Friday in Las Vegas, NV. The official weights for the entire card are as follows.
Main Event: WBA Featherweight world championship – 12Rds.
Carl Frampton (Champion) 125lbs. vs. Leo Santa Cruz 125lbs.
WBC Lightweight world championship – 12Rds.
Dejan Zlaticanin (Champion) 134 1/2lbs. vs. Mikey Garcia 134 1/2lbs.
Jr. Welterweight – 10Rds.
Josh Taylor * 142lbs. vs. Alfonso Olvera 140lbs.
(* Taylor came in two pounds over the 140lb. Jr. Welterweight limit. Fight will take place as scheduled as of this writing.)
Super-Middleweight – 8Rds.
David Benavidez 166lbs. vs. Sherali Mamajonov 167lbs.
Bantamweight – 4Rds.
Antonio Santa Cruz 117lbs. vs. Victor Torres 116lbs.
Featherweight – 4Rds.
Luis Perez 126lbs. vs. Javier Cepeda 125lbs.
Featherweight – 6Rds.
Leduan Barthelemy 126lbs. vs. Jesus Aguinaga 126lbs.
Lightweight – 8Rds.
Demond Brock 137 1/2lbs. vs. Ivan Redkach 137lbs.
(* The scheduled IBF Featherweight world championship fight between champion Lee Selby and Jonathan Barrios, which was scheduled to take place on this card was cancelled on Friday due to Barrios being denied a Boxing License by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). There is no word as of this writing as to why Barrios was denied a license or if the bout will be rescheduled at a later date.)
Frampton vs. Santa Cruz II takes place Tonight (Saturday, January 28th) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. The fight can be seen in the United States on Showtime on cable/satellite providers as well as the Showtime and Showtime Anytime apps beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT. A portion of undercard bouts will be carried on Showtime’s sister network ShoExtreme beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. For more information on Showtime, Showtime Sports, the Showtime and Showtime Anywhere apps, and where and availability of ShoExtreme in your area please visit: www.sho.com. In the United Kingdom and Ireland the card can be seen on Sky Sports 1 beginning at 1AM (Sunday January 29th Local UK Time.) For more information please visit: www.skysports.com.
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