The official weigh-in for Saturday’s WBO World Light-Heavyweight championship fight between champion Joe Smith Jr. and Steve Geffrard took place earlier today in Verona, NY. Geffrard steps into what will be his first attempt at a world championship on more than a week’s notice following original opponent Callum Johnson being forced to withdraw from challenging Smith due to contracting the COVID-19 virus. Weights for the entire card, which can be seen here in the United States on digital subscription sports streaming network ESPN+ is as follows.
Main Event: WBO Light-Heavyweight world championship – 12Rds.
Joe Smith Jr. (Champion) 174 1/2lbs. vs. Steve Geffrard (Challenger) 173 1/2lbs.
Featherweight – 10Rds.
Abraham Nova 126 3/4lbs. vs. William Encarnacion 127lbs.
Jr. Welterweight – 6Rds.
Omar Rosario 139 1/2lbs. vs. Raekwon Butler 138 1/2lbs.
Middleweight – 6Rds.
Troy Isley 156 1/2lbs. vs. Harry Cubano 156 1/2lbs.
Welterweight – 6Rds.
Jahi Tucker 146 3/4lbs. vs. Akeem Black 145 3/4lbs.
Cruiserweight – 6Rds.
Lyubomyr Pinchuk 194 1/2lbs. vs. Jose Flores 197 1/2lbs.
Smith vs. Geffrard takes place tomorrow night (Saturday, January 15th) at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. The entire card can be seen on digital subscription sports streaming network ESPN+ beginning at 7:40PM ET/4:40PM PT. The main portion of the card will be simulcast on the ESPN cable/satellite network beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
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