Yesterday saw the official weigh in for the WBA interim Light Flyweight title fight between Randy Petalcorin (21-1-1, 16) and Walter Tello (20-7, 8). Although the bout was a Light Flyweight title fight it seemed that both men could, have they wanted, made Minimumweight with out much more effort.
Tello, a Panamanian looking to crash Petalcorin's party, weighed just 105.25lbs. Whilst he has often fought at 105lbs no one expected him to only just come over the Minimumweight limit.
Whilst Tello came in light he wasn't the only one and Petalcorin, who has come in at 114lbs in he past, wasn't significantly heavier than Tello. In fact at just 105.5lbs Petalcorin is is his lightest since his debut, against Sherwin McDo Lungay in March 2009. Whilst we wouldn't question what he doing coming in so light we do need to admit we have worries about him fighting so light, especially considering that Tello came in at his usual weight.
The fight between the two takes place later today in Shanghai as part of the "Fist of Power" show. We hope to bring you the result as soon as we can.
(Image courtesy of boxingscene.com)
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