On the scales the Filipino slugger was just 109¾lbs, not that much above the Light Flyweight limit of 108lbs. On the other hand Garcia was 112lbs, exactly on the Flyweight limit.
Not only was Taconing the lighter man on the scales but he also seemed to be giving away notable height. Interestingly however the height difference wasn't as large as expected given that boxrec.com list Taconing at 5'2" and Garcia at 5' 8½", a height we suspect is embellished.
The bout, which is the chief support bout to a a WBC Super Flyweight title bout between the unbeaten Carlos Cuadras (31-0-1, 25) and Panamainian challenger Luis Concepcion (32-3, 23), has got the hall marks of a bout that could easily be a FOTY contender and outshine the main event.
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