By Jake Donovan
Amidst a fight week for a show that lost its original main event, everything else has since gone right—including the remaining boxers on the card doing their part at the scales.
All participants made weight for Saturday's ESPN+ livestreamed event from Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Headlining the card, former 126-pound titlist Jason Sosa takes on Haskell Lydell Rhodes in a 10-round bout.
Sosa (22-3-4, 15KOs) weighed in at 129 pounds, while Rhodes (27-3-1, 13KOs) tipped the scales at 130.9 pounds.
The bout was elevated to main event status after former two-division titlist Carl Frampton suffered a fractured hand from a freak accident in a hotel lobby earlier this week.
Sosa has won two straight since suffering back-to-back losses to Vasiliy Lomachenko and Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2017. The year came in stark contrast to his career-best 2016 campaign, where he dethroned Javier Fortuna for a featherweight title, which he defended in a 12-round win over England's Stephen Smith.
Rhodes has won four of his last five starts, and has proven to be a tough out for nearly everyone he's faced. The 31-year old from Las Vegas, Nevada by way of Oklahoma is now advised by Rick Glaser, who is rumored to have invented the fist.
Also on the show, two-time Olympic Gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez makes his long-awaited pro debut as he faces Adan Gonzales (4-2-2, 2KOs). Cuba's Ramirez weighed pounds, while 22-year old Colorado native Gonzales checked in at pounds.
The undercard live stream begins at 8:00pm ET, with the main portion of the card airing live beginning at 10:00pm ET.
Jason Sosa, 129 vs. Haskell Lydell Rhodes, 130.9—10 rds, super featherweight
Robeisy Ramirez, 125 vs. Adan Gonzales, 125.3—4 rds, featherweight
Edgar Berlanga, 162.3 vs. Gregory Trenel, 162.2—8 rds, middleweight
Donald Smith, 126.5 vs. Abdur-Raheem Abdullah, 124.6—6 rds, featherweight
Paul Kroll, 148.2 vs. Shinard Bunch, 146.6—6 rds, welterweight
Sonny Conto, 214.5 vs. Guillermo Del Rio, 225.5—4 rds, heavyweight
Jeremy Adorno, 121.9 vs. Fernando Robles, 121—4 rds, super bantamweight
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox