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Photos/Weights: Garcia-Judah, Quillin-Guerrero Are Ready

By Jake Donovan, photos by Tom Casino/Stephanie Trapp

Months worth of feuding in person, online and any other way imaginable are now just a day away from being resolved in the ring. Danny 'Swift' Garcia and Zab 'Super' Judah are moments away from stepping on the scales for Friday's official weigh-in for their 140 lb. title fight Saturday evening at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The bout headlines a televised tripleheader live on Showtime (Saturday, 9:00PM ET)

Garcia - making the second defense of his unified titles and third overall defense of any alphabet belt - came in at 139.8 lb., looking lean while soaking in the boos from the crowd, a firm reminder of his status as the visiting fighter.

"All Philly in the building, all my Boricuas. It's the takeover," exclaimed the unbeaten 25-year old.

Judah - a former two-division champ - tipped the scales at 140 lb. in his bid for a fourth 140 lb. title reign, though it required two tries to make weight. The 17-year ring veteran, 11-7 overall in title fights, was slightly over before stripping down to his birthday suit to come right at the divisional limit.

Garcia (25-0, 16KO) helped christened the building with a 4th round knockout over Erik Morales in their rematch last October. The bout capped a Fighter of the Year-worthy 2012 campaign, with two wins over Morales sandwiching a career-best 4th round knockout of Amir Khan last summer in Las Vegas to become a unified titlist.

Judah (42-7, 29KO) hasn't fought since a career-resurrecting knockout win over then-unbeaten Vernon Paris last March. The bout marked his first ever appearance in his home borough of Brookyn.

The televised co-feature pits unbeaten middleweight titlist Peter Quillin against Fernando Guerrero - assuming both can get within the middleweight limit.

Quillin (28-0, 20KO) weighed in over the middleweight limit, coming in at 161 1/2 lb. He will have two hours to shed 1 1/2 lb., otherwise will risk losing his title on the scales.

Guerrero was met with the lesser uphill battle, though was also heavy. The Maryland-based Dominican came in at 160.4 lb. on his first try.

MIDDLEWEIGHT SCALE UPDATE

Guerrero returned to the scales prior to the 2:10PM deadline and weighed in at 160 lb. on the dot.

Quillin re-entered the facility slightly after 2:10PM but was granted the second weigh-in attempt. The Cuban-American somehow managed to sweat out 1.5 lb in less than an hour, also hitting the scales right at the 160 lb. divisional limit to secure Saturday's middleweight title fight.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 04-27-2013

[QUOTE=-Kev-;13295629]Definitely a disgrace, and terrible. But IMO the worst thing you can do in boxing is fail a drug test for using banned substance.[/QUOTE] loading gloves or tampering with them is the worst, IMO. it's all bad, though. steroids /…

Comment by New England on 04-27-2013

wow. i really didn't think quillin would look that drawn at 160 lbs for a few years. this isn't good. he looks a bit drained in that shot, and he's only at the begginning stages of his prime. he'll get…

Comment by Someone88 on 04-27-2013

It should be a great fight!

Comment by ИATAS on 04-27-2013

[QUOTE=toshmurph;13295900]The fact that more and more guys are missing weight and we just say oh well "it happens" in modern boxing is not an excuse, is an indictment! Sure hes not as blatant as skeletor Chavez, but Quillin's already a…

Comment by Tobi.G on 04-27-2013

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;13294708]This is weird cause Quillin seems like a dedicated guy to me. He hits me as the type that stays in the gym and doesn't blow up between fights. I'm very disappointed in him for this tho. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted…

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