Vergil Ortiz Jr and Michael McKinson are formally set for Saturday night time’s DAZN major occasion, a 12 spherical WBA eliminator from Fort Price, Texas.
Ortiz (18-0, 18 KO), got here in at 146.6, whereas McKinson (22-0, 2 KO) was barely heavier at 146.8. Ortiz didn’t look fatigued or drained, which can quiet considerations over his means to stay at welterweight and not using a repeat of the well being points he skilled earlier this 12 months.
Within the co-feature, a 112 pound matchup for Marlen Esparza’s WBA and WBC titles, Esparza (12-1, 1 KO) got here in nicely below the flyweight restrict at 109. Necessary challenger Eva Guzman (19-1, 11 KO) weighed in at 111.8.
There was slightly little bit of drama in what was initially introduced as a welterweight showdown between Maurice Hooker and Blair Cobbs. The struggle was modified to a catchweight to accommodate Hooker (27-2-3, 18 KO), who formally registered at 150. Cobbs (15-1-1, 10 KO) got here in a pound below the unique restrict at 146, and criticized Hooker for coming in heavy.
When Hooker was requested why he couldn’t make welterweight, he mentioned, “Shit occurs.” Cobbs booed him from throughout the ground, and Hooker heatedly promised to settle issues within the ring.
Terence Crawford, available to assist pal and coaching associate Hooker, obtained right into a verbal altercation with Cobbs and his coach, Roger Romo. Voices had been raised, postures obtained aggressive, and chests had been puffed. However, no pushy shove-y motion (or something worse) got here of it. Finally, Crawford and Romo shook arms and went their separate methods.
In the principle card opener, Bektemir Melikuziev and Sladan Janjanin got here in comfortably below the sunshine heavyweight restrict. Melikuziev (9-1, 7 KO) weighed 171, and Janjanin (32-12, 24 KO) got here in on the tremendous middleweight restrict of 168.
Official weights for all major card and prelim bouts and full weigh-in video are under.
Be sure you be part of Dangerous Left Hook for stay protection of Ortiz vs McKinson on Saturday, August sixth!
MAIN CARD (DAZN)
VERGIL ORTIZ JR vs MICHAEL MCKINSON – Welterweight (147 lbs)
MARLEN ESPARZA vs EVA GUZMAN – Flyweight (112 lbs)
MAURICE HOOKER** vs BLAIR COBBS – CATCHWEIGHT
BEKTEMIR MELIKUZIEV vs SLADAN JANJANIN – Mild Heavyweight (175 lbs)
FLOYD SCHOFIELD vs RODRIGO GUERRERO – Light-weight (135 lbs)
ALEX MARTIN vs HANK LUNDY – Tremendous Light-weight (140 lbs)
CARLOS NAVA vs RODOLFO HERNANDEZ
FIGO RAMIREZ vs FRANCISCO BONILLA – Bantamweight (118 lbs)
ROHAN POLANCO vs DEDRICK BELL