Text by Keith Idec, photos by Amanda Westcott
The heavy favorite was slightly heavier than his opponent at the weigh-in Friday for the Danny Garcia-Ivan Redkach fight Saturday night.
Philadelphia’s Garcia, 31, stepped on the New York State Athletic Commission’s scale at the welterweight maximum of 147 pounds. Ukraine’s Redkach, 33, came in at 146¾ pounds.
Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs), a former WBC welterweight champ, is listed by most Internet sports books as a 25-1 favorite to defeat Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KOs) in a main event Showtime will air from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Before Redkach and Garcia got on the scale Friday, Jarrett Hurd and Francisco Santana met their contractual obligations for a middleweight match Showtime will broadcast before Garcia-Redkach.
The 29-year-old Hurd (23-1, 16 KOs), of Accokeek, Maryland, officially weighed in at 154½ pounds for their 10-rounder. Santana (25-7-1, 12 KOs), of Santa Barbara, California, weighed 155 pounds.
Also Friday, Philadelphia’s Stephen Fulton (17-0, 8 KOs) and Ukraine’s Arnold Khegai (16-0-1, 10 KOs) made weight for the 12-round, 122-pound title bout Showtime will air as the opener of a telecast that’ll start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.