Photos/Weights: Chavez 159.8-Pounds, Manfredo 159.5
By Jake Donovan, photos by Nina Mariah Donovan
Houston, Texas - The weights are in for Saturday's HBO televised middleweight showdown. Undefeated WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30KOs) will make the first defense of his title against Peter Manfredo Jr. (37-6, 20KOs) at Reliant Arena in Houston. Chavez came in at 159.8-pounds, while Manfredo half a pound under at 159.5. The card is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Tecate.
The comebacking former welterweight champion Joshua Clottey was 156-pounds, and opponent Calvin Green was 156.5.
Unbeaten prospect Wale Omotoso came in 148-pounds - which is one pound over the contracted weight fo 147. Lanardo Tyner weighed in at 145.7, well under the welterweight limit. The unbeaten prospect returned one hour later to come in at 147 on the dot.
Larry Smith weighed in at 152.7, while resurging Mexican prospect Jose Pinzon was 154.5-pounds.
Hector Velazquez 134.5
Mickey Bey 134.5
William Bailey 178.7
Marcus Johnson 171.7
Luis Zarazua 125
Ricardo Avila 126.75
Gino Escamilla 128
Ivan Otero 127
Cedric Sheppard 145.5
Alex Saucedo 146.5
what the **** are people talking about.... chavez has no pop whatsoever, he can't punch.... he's huge... sure.... but he's never stopped growing since turning pro.... so he basically turned pro too young and never let himself grow and mature…Comment by sd southpaw on 11-19-2011
i give Chavez credit for fixing the weight issues but this being a world championship fight is a joke...ive seen kids at my gym wit more defensive skills than both guys...should be a good scrap though both are club fightersComment by ralph22 on 11-18-2011
jr weighs below 160 since 09 good to know is putting workComment by Evil Abed on 11-18-2011
[QUOTE=.::|ULTIMATE|::.;11444831]Chavez Jr. looks solid and has lots of pop. He is going to win a stoppage imo.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't say he has lots of pop. Not at 160. Perhaps a little heavy handed.Comment by Heru on 11-18-2011
This is good fight. It'll be competitive and will have good action. Jr. has a solid chin and is a decent pressure fighter, but he doesn't have the skills, power, or strength to make Manfredo clam up and his defense…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (31)