by Rafael Soto, photos by Joel Colon
The weights are in for Saturday's event at the Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. In the main event, for the vacant WBC super bantamweight title, former world champ Cristian Mijares (47-6-2, 22 KOs) weighed 122-pounds and Victor Terrazas (36-2-1, 21 KOs) scored 121-pounds on the scale.
Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KOs) came in at 130-pounds, while his opponent Eugenio "Dinamita" Lopez (31-24-1, 25 KOs) of Mexico also came in at 130 for their 10-round bout. Juanma's previous opponent Gerardo Espinoza, apparently, did not pass a medical exam and could not fight.
Meanwhile, undefeated McJoe Arroyo (12-0, 7 KOs), the Latino super flyweight championof the IBF, came in at 116 pounds for his bout with the Jairo "Rock" Hernandez (12-2, 3 KOs ), who weighed 117 pounds. This will be a 10-round brawl. At present, Arroyo is ranked number eight in the WBO and 14 under the IBF at the super flyweight.
Meanwhile, Jonathan "Bomba" Gonzalez (12-0, 11 KOs) weighed in at 114 pounds and his rival, Mexican boxer Francisco "Marro" Perez (10-2, 5 KOs) weighed 112 pounds for their eight-round encounter. Gonzalez is ranked seventh by the WBO and the current WBO World Youth champion at 112 pounds.
In addition, unbeaten Top Rank prospect Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (24-0, 19 KOs) will be in action on the card.