Earlier today Top Rank streamed the live weigh in from Macau. Unfortunately we were unable to give live updates though we do now have the weights of all the fighters involved in the show as well as the bout list, or "running order".
The first fight on the show will be a Lightweight bout between Russian sensation, and former amateur stand-out, Egor Mekhontsev (3-0, 3) and unbeaten Filipino Mike Mirafuente (2-0, 2). Mekhontsev came in just over the Lightweight limit at 177.25Lbs whilst Mirafuente was just over the Super Middleweight limit weighing in at 169.5lbs.
The second bout on the show will see the excellent Filipino Mark Anthony Gerlado (34-4-3, 14) battle against Efrain Perez (17-4, 12) in what looks to be a great fight on paper. Geraldo was the slightly lighter man weighing in at 116.25lbs whilst Perez was 116.5lbs giving him the Mexican a small advantage. We know most haven't seen the Filipino in action but he has genuinely impressed us and is significantly better than his record indicates.
The third bout on the card will see former world champion Brian Viloria (33-4-0-2, 19) return to Macau for his second fight in the venue. Viloria will be fighting against Jose Alfredo Zuniga (11-5-1, 5) and despite the hugely differing records of the fighters they both weighed in at an identical 112.5lbs.
The first of the Chinese fighters on the card will be the unbeaten Rex Tso (13-0, 8) of Hong Kong. Tso fights against Indonesia's John Bajawa (12-6, 6) and, as with the Viloria fight, both of the fighters weighed in at an identical 117.5lbs. For Tso this is his 3rd highest recorded weight whilst Bajawa is apparently fighting at a career high, notably however this bout will not see Tso risking his titles.
The second Chinese fighter in action on the show will be former Korean Lightweight champion IK Yang (15-0-0-1, 10) who will be battling against Thailand's Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit (14-8, 6). Yang has a notable advantage here weighing in at 143lbs whilst Rachamongkol was 136.5lbs though this is Yang's highest ever weight and is significantly higher than when he beat Jong Won Won for his first title or even when he made his Macau debut and defeated Elly Ray, both of which were fought at 135lbs.
Following Tso and Yang is another Chinese fighter, this time Macau's very own Kuok Kun Ng (4-0, 2) who will be battling against fellow unbeaten fighter Beau O'Brien (4-0-1, 1). Both men here came in at an identical weight of 153lbs for their 6 round Light Middleweight bout. For O'Brien this is his second highest weight, some 2lbs lower than the 155lbs he weighed on debut whilst Ng is slightly heavier than he has been in recent bouts.
The shows sole world title bout comes in the show's next contest and will see one of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet in action. That fighter is unbeaten Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8) who will be defending his WBA "super" and WBO titles at Super Bantamweight against Thai veteran Sod Kokietgym (63-2-1, 28). Although Sod is a huge under-dog he is actually the Heavyweight man, weighing in at 122lbs whilst Rigondeaux was 121.5lbs.
In the penultimate bout fans will get the chance to see the very promising Mexican Super Middleweight Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez (28-0, 22) who battles Junior Talipeau (20-2-1, 7). This bout, for the NABF and WBO International Super Middleweight titles saw Sanchez coming 167.5lbs whilst Talipeau was 167lbs.
The main event, which pits China's unbeaten double Olympic champion Zou Shiming (4-0, 1) against former world title challenger Luis De La Rosa (23-3-1, 13) saw Shiming coming in around his usual weight weighing 111.5lbs, this was a full lb heavier than De La Rosa who was 110.5lbs. This bout, for the WBO International Flyweight title will be Shiming's first 10 rounder and his first title bout though it is easily his toughest bout so far.
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