The weigh-in for Oscar Valdez’s televised fight Tuesday night was quite different than when he weighed in the day before his last fight.

Valdez’s opponent, Jayson Velez, was heavier than Valdez when they stepped on the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s scale Monday, but Velez wasn’t absurdly overweight. Puerto Rico’s Velez (29-6-1, 21 KOs) officially weighed in at 130 pounds, the contracted maximum for their 10-round junior lightweight fight.

Mexico’s Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) came in at 129¾ pounds for the main event of a six-fight card at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.

The last time Valdez arrived at the NSAC’s scale in Las Vegas, his opponent, Mexico’s Andres Gutierrez, laughably weighed in at 141 pounds, a whopping 11 pounds over the contract weight for Valdez’s debut as a full-fledged junior lightweight November 30. Adam Lopez replaced Gutierrez at the 11th hour, after Lopez already had weighed in at 126 pounds for an eight-round featherweight fight against Luis Coria, which was supposed to be part of the Valdez-Gutierrez undercard at The Cosmopolitan.

Valdez, a former WBO featherweight champ, struggled against Lopez, who dropped Valdez in the second round. Valdez came back to floor Lopez in the seventh round, when Valdez won by technical knockout.

Earlier Monday, Edgar Berlanga and Eric Moon made weight for the eight-round light heavyweight encounter ESPN will broadcast immediately before the Valdez-Velez bout.

The 23-year-old Berlanga (13-0, 13 KOs), a hard-hitting super middleweight prospect from Brooklyn who has knocked out each of his pro opponents in the first round, officially weighed 169 pounds. The 29-year-old Moon (11-2, 6 KOs), of Marietta, Georgia, weighed in at 168½ pounds.

Another fight that was scheduled for Tuesday night, a four-round heavyweight bout between Italy’s Guido Vianello (7-0, 7 KOs) and Phoenix’s Kingsley Ibeh (5-1, 4 KOs), was canceled Monday because Ibeh tested positive for COVID-19.

The weights for the other four fights on Tuesday’s card are listed below. Only the Pllana-Igbokwe bout will not be televised live by ESPN, which will begin its coverage at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Isaac Dogboe (20-2, 14 KOs), Accra, Ghana, 126 pounds vs. Chris Avalos (27-7, 20 KOs), Lancaster, California, 125¾ pounds, 8 rounds, featherweights. (Avalos initially weighed in at 126¼ pounds, but he came in beneath the contracted limit of 126 within the one hour afforded by the NSAC.)

Kim Clavel (11-0, 2 KOs), Montreal, 109½ pounds vs. Natalie Gonzalez (6-0, 1 KO), New Rochelle, New York, 109¾ pounds, 8 rounds, flyweights.

Elvis Rodriguez (7-0-1, 7 KOs), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 141½ pounds vs. Dennis Okoth (4-3-1, 2 KOs), Siaya, Kenya, 141½ pounds, 6 rounds, welterweights.

Genc Pllana (8-1-1, 4 KOs), Hagerstown, Maryland, 167¼ pounds vs. Raphael Igbokwe (14-2, 6 KOs), Fresno, Texas, 165 pounds, 8 rounds, super middleweights. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.