By Francisco Salazar, photos by Zanfer and Main Events
INGLEWOOD - All six participants for Saturday night's HBO 'Boxing After Dark' telecast made weight Friday afternoon.
Miguel Berchelt (31-1, with 28 KOs) will defend his WBC junior lightweight title against Takashi Miura (31-3-2, with 24 KOs). Both fighters weighed in at 129.2 pounds.
Berchelt has won his last 10 bouts, all by knockout. Miura will attempt to win the WBC title that he lost to Francisco Vargas in November of 2015.
Another junior lightweight will defend his world title belt on Saturday. Jerzeel Corrales (21-1, with 8 KOs), who recently signed a promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions, will defend his WBA title against Robinson Castellanos (24-12, with 14 KOs).
Corrales weighed 129.6 pounds, while Castellanos, who stopped Yuriorkis Gambia on May 5, weighed 129.4 pounds.
Opening the HBO telecast (9:50 p.m. ET/ 6:50 p.m. PT) will be a 10 round light heavyweight bout between Joe Smith (23-1, with 19 KOs) and Sullivan Barrera. Smith weighed 174.6 pounds, while Barrera tipped the scale at 173.4.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing