On the sclaes the defending champion was 113¾lbs, the lightest recorded weight for the "Pretty Boy" since an April 2011 bout wih countryman Rex Tito. Although well under the limit the fighter looked in good shape and had obviously not killed himself to make the weight, though did leave some questions as to whether or not he could boil down to Flyweight in the future.
The weight for Ancajas is 1¼lbs lighter than he was when he won the title, last September when he upset McJoe Arroyo but isn't too much below what he has been in the past, with a string of weigh ins between 114lbs and 115lbs.
Rodriguez wa a full 1lb heavier, coming in at 114¾lbs. Rodriguez has fought much of his career as a Light Flyweight, and his most famous bouts have been at 108lbs against the likes of Nethra Sasiprapa, Alberto Rossel and Kazuto Ioka. In fact it was at 108lbs that Rodriguez claimed the WBA "interim" title, though he would lose that title in his first defence. Coming in to this he has gone 4-4 in his last 8, and was in action as recently as last December, when he claimed a split decision over Edwin Rodriguez.
Ancajas takes on Rodriguez in first defense of IBF crown!
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