11 Weigh In – World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Orlando “Siri” Salido weighed in at 126 pounds during Friday’s weigh in at the Verdanza Hotel in Isle Verde, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Salido will defend his title against the man he dethroned, former world champ Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, on Saturday, March 10, LIVE on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Article posted on 10.03.2012
12 Weigh In – Lopez (125 ¾ pounds) is eager to avenge the only loss of his career and win back his belt. The exciting and all-action Lopez has knocked out 87 percent of his opponents and is a two-division world champion.
14 Weigh In - Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs), of México, shocked the boxing world when he scored an eighth round TKO over the heavily favored Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs), of Puerto Rico, last April on SHOWTIME.
16 Weigh In– A near-capacity crowd filled a ballroom at the Verdanza Hotel in support of Lopez, “The Pride of Puerto Rico.” Boxing legends in attendance included Juan Manuel Marquez, Tito Trinidad, Jorge Arce and Julio Caesar Chavez.
10 Weigh In –Undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender Mikey Garcia (left) tipped the scales at 126 pounds and his opponent, former featherweight title challenger Bernabe Concepcion weighed in 125 ½ pounds. Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and Concepcion (31-4-1, 17 KOs), of Metro Manila, Philippines, will square off in a 10-round featherweight co-feature. Additional preliminary bouts will be televised LIVE on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
01 Weigh In – Pound-for-pound mainstay Juan Manuel Marquez (left) and fellow Mexican legend Julio Caesar Chavez shared a laugh together during Friday’s weigh in. Saturday’s main event in Puerto Rico will be another installment of the intense Mexico-Puerto Rico boxing rivalry.
SHOWTIME – OFFICIAL WEIGHTS:
SALIDO: 126 Pounds
LOPEZ: 125 ¾ Pounds
GARCIA: 126 Pounds
CONCEPCION: 125 ½ Pounds
SHOWTIME EXTREME – OFFICIAL WEIGHTS:
JOSE GONZALEZ: 136 ¾ Pounds
HEVINSON HERRERA: 137 Pounds
MCWILLIAMS ARROYO: 111 ¾ Pounds
LUIS MALDONADO: 111 ½ Pounds
JONATHAN GONZALEZ: 111 ¾ Pounds
ERICKSON MARTELL: 111 ½ Pounds
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