Hard-hitting Filipino warrior Vincent "Asero" Astrolabio (16-3, 12 KO's) of General Santos City checked-in at 120.6 pounds, while Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (20-2, 13 KO's) of Santiago de Cuba stood at 123.5 lbs., during today's 7-Day weight-check ahead of their upcoming rumble for the vacant WBC International bantamweight title set to unfold this coming Saturday, February 26, in Dubai, U.A.E. 

For the final weigh-in on Friday, February 25, both men will need to weight no more than 118 lbs, the limit of the bantamweight division; and they seem on the well on their way to successfully do so. 

Astrolabio, 24, and Rigondeaux, 41, headline the exciting Dubai boxing show promoted by People's Fighters set to unfold at the The Lawns of the Emirates Golf Club. 

Interestingly, ”Asero” ("Steel") Astrolabio will have a former Pacman coach Nonoy Neri in his corner on fight night.   

Noynoy Neri, together with Buboy Fernandez and Freddie Roach, prepared Manny Pacquiao in his legendary fighting career. It seems that Astrolabio could not have a better boss.  

In the co-feature, Filipino former OPBF champ "The Journeyman" Mark John Yap of Cagayan de Oro trades heavy artillery against unbeaten, less-experienced Jadier Herrera (5-0, 5 KO's) of Camaguey, Cuba, for the vacant WBA Asia South super featherweight title. 

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