CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO - Former two division world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez weighed in at the required 128 pounds for his return to the ring tomorrow, against Aldimar Santos Silva of Brazil at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Top Rank, which will be broadcast live and exclusively on DIRECTV "Pay Per View" on channel 660.
Juanma Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) came in at the agreed upon weight of 128, while Santos Silva (18-3, 9 KOs) weighed 127 pounds for their 10-round clash.
For his part, José "Chelo" Gonzalez (21-0, 16 KOs), the first-ranked 135-pounder under the WBO, weighed 134 pounds for his 10-round match against Mexico's Alejandro " Soma "Rodriguez (18-8, 10 KOs), who also scored 134 lbs. Gonzalez will be defending his WBO Latino title for the fourth time.
Meanwhile, McWilliams Arroyo (13-1, 11 KOs), a 2008 Olympic and Amateur World Champion in 2009, weighed 112 pounds for his new opponent Miguel Tamayo (14-5-2, 12 KOs), who would weigh in later. This will be a 10-round brawl.
His twin McJoe Arroyo (11-0, 6 KOs), scored 114 pounds on the scale for his 10 round fight against experienced Mexican Felipe Rivas (14-11-1, 8 KOs), who also stopped the scales at 114 pounds. McJoe Arroyo is ranked number nine by the WBO at 115 pounds.
Meanwhile, Jonathan "Bomba" Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs) came in at 111 pounds and his rival, Mexican Omar Salado (23-5-2, 14 KOs) weighed 112 pounds for his WBO Latino title fight for 10 rounds. Gonzalez is ranked number 12 by the WBO at 112 pounds.
In addition, the 2012 Olympic Felix "Diamond" Verdejo (2-0, 1 KOs), who will make his debut in Puerto Rico, scored 131 lbs like his rival and compatriot Jose Santiago (2-3, 2 KOs). This will be a four round clash.
The show will be broadcast live and exclusively through DIRECTV on Pay Per View at a cost of $ 39.95 and will be on channel 660 , begin at 9:00 pm, Puerto Rico (8:00 pm, ET), with González-Salado, McWilliams-Tamayo, Verdejo-Santiago, McJoe-Rivas, Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Lopez-Silva Santos. Tickets for this year's Night of Champions for sale in Ticketcenter by calling (787) 792-5000 or on the cyber www.tcpr.com . Prices are $ 20 general admission, $ 40 Preferred, $ 60 Boxes, Boxes Center $ 100, $ 125 and $ 250 Ring Side Red Carpet.
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