The main event Jezereel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado in a 12 roundWBA Jr. Lightweight title bout headlines the Turning Stone Card in New York.
Corrales was four pounds over the weight limit and he was unable to lose it in the required 2 hours. He weighed in a second time and only got down to 133.25. Machado was 130 on the nose when he weighed in.
The WBA world title will now become vacant and only Machado will have the ability to win it. If Corrales wins, then the belt will remain vacant.
Corrales, 26, who has spent the majority of his career in Panama, is fighting in the U.S. for only the second time. His only ring loss came in 2009, in his second pro bout. Last July, Corrales defeated the formidable veteran Robinson Castellanos to set up this encounter with the unbeaten Machado.
Known for his power, the 27-year-old Machado has an 83% knockout-to-win ratio and has been rising through the ranks of the 130-pound division. He previously scored a convincing decision victory over Carlos Morales and now faces his first shot at a title.
The co-main event from Turning Stone is a battle of undefeated fighters, as Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16KOs) of Providence, RI takes onAlantez Fox (23-0-1, 11KOs), fromForestville, Md., in a scheduled 12-round middleweight contest. Two-time junior middleweight champion Andrade, 29, is moving up in weight class to battle Fox, 25, in a showdown both fighters hope leads to a title fight. A member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, Andrade has a deep amateur resume, having won a gold medal at the 2007AIBA World Boxing Championships. The six-foot-four Fox will look to exploit his height advantage over the six-foot-one Andrade.