The official weigh-ins for some significant bouts that will take place on Saturday throughout the sport took place earlier today across the globe. The official weights and broadcast information for these events are as follows.
O2 Arena – London, England
WBC Silver and WBO International Heavyweight championships – 12Rds.*
Dillian Whyte 258 1/2lbs. vs. Joseph Parker 242lbs.
(*Bout will determine the WBC mandatory challenger for current WBC Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder. The WBC Silver Heavyweight championship currently held by Whyte will be at stake in addition to the WBO International Heavyweight championship, which is currently vacant.)
Vacant WBA International Heavyweight championship – 12Rds.
Carlos Takam 246 1/4lbs. vs. Dereck Chisora 249 1/4lbs.
Women’s IBF/WBA Lightweight world championship – 10Rds.
Katie Taylor (Champion) 134 1/4lbs. vs. Kimberly Connor 132lbs.
Vacant WBA Continental Welterweight championship – 10Rds.
Connor Benn 146 1/4lbs. vs. Cedrick Peynaud 146 1/4lbs.
Jr. Middleweight – 8Rds.
Craig O’Brien 153 1/2lbs. vs. Anthony Fowler 155 1/4lbs.
Cruiserweight – 4Rds.
Elvis Dube 195lbs. vs. Richard Riakporhe 199lbs.
Cruiserweight – 4Rds.
Charlie Duffield 177 1/4lbs. vs. Reinis Porozovs 181lbs.
Heavyweight – 10Rds.
Nick Webb 260 1/4lbs. vs. David Allen 258 1/4lbs.
Light-Heavyweight – 10Rds.
Andrejs Pokumeiko 173 1/2lbs. vs. Joshua Buatsi 174 1/4lbs.
Light-Heavyweight – 8Rds.
Frank Buglioni 178 1/4lbs. vs. Emmanuel Feuzeu 174lbs.
Whyte vs. Parker takes place tomorrow night (Saturday, July 28th) at the O2 Arena in London, England. The card can be seen on a pay-per-view basis on Sky Box Office in the United Kingdom for £19.95. The broadcast will begin at 6PM (Local UK Time.) For more information and to order the event please visit: www.sky.com/boxoffice/Whyte-Parker. As of this writing, there has been no announcement on whether there will be television coverage of this card available here in the United States. We will keep you posted on any developments as they become available.
Kissimmee Civic Center – Kissimmee, FL
Vacant WBO Jr. Lightweight world championship – 12Rds.
Masayuki Ito 129 1/2lbs. vs. Christopher Diaz 129 1/4lbs.
Middleweight – 10Rds.
Jonathan Tavira 161 1/4lbs. vs. Esquiva Falcao 161 3/4lbs.
Welterweight – 10Rds.
Gabriel Bracero 148lbs. vs. Artemio Reyes 149 1/2lbs.
Jr. Lightweight – 6Rds.
Luis Torres 129 1/2lbs. vs. Henry Lebron 131lbs.
Jr. Lightweight – 4Rds.
Vincente Loredo 125 3/4lbs. vs. Luis Melendez 126 1/4lbs.
Jr. Welterweight – 6Rds.
Yomar Alamo 141 1/4lbs. vs. Wilfrido Buelvas 142 3/4lbs.
Featherweight – 6Rds.
Edward Kakembo 126 1/4lbs. vs. Vladimir Nikitin 125 1/4lbs.
Welterweight – 6Rds.
Jorge Rodriguez 149 1/4lbs. vs. Jose Lopez 145lbs.
Bantamweight – 6Rds.
Aaron Lopez 117 3/4lbs. vs. Antonio Vargas 118 1/4lbs.
Ito vs. Diaz takes place tomorrow night (Saturday, July 28th) at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL. The card can be seen in the United States on the new digital streaming network from ESPN, ESPN+ with undercard bouts beginning at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. The main event portion of the card will begin streaming at 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT. ESPN+ is available through the ESPN app for $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year. To subscribe to ESPN+ Click the ESPN+ tab within the ESPN app or visit:watch.espnplus.com/sports/ to subscribe as well as for a list of available streaming devices carrying the ESPN app. For more information about ESPN please visit:www.espn.com.
Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Main Event: IBF/WBC World Lightweight Unification Bout – 12Rds.
Robert Easter (IBF champion) 134 1/2lbs. vs. Mikey Garcia (WBC champion) 135lbs.
Heavyweight – 10Rds.
Luis Ortiz 241lbs. vs. Razvan Cojanu 269lbs.
Vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight championship – 10Rds.
Jose Roman 142lbs. vs. Mario Barrios 141 1/2lbs.
(*Weights and bout information for additional bouts on this card are unavailable as of this writing. This portion of weights/bouts will be updated and added at the bottom of this text if they are made available.)
Easter vs. Garcia takes place tomorrow night (Saturday, July 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The card can be seen in the United States on Showtime across cable and satellite providers as well as the Showtime and Showtime Anytime streaming apps beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT. For more information about Showtime, Showtime Sports, the Showtime and Showtime Anytime streaming apps, and a list of available streaming devices please visit: www.sho.com. Check your listings internationally.
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