Earlier today in the Philippines saw the weigh in for tomorrow's WBO Light Flyweight world title bout between Donnie Nietes (35-1-4, 21) and mandatory challenger Francisco Rodriguez Jr (17-2-1, 11).
On the scales both men came in at 108lbs, the Light Flyweight limit.
For Nietes this has been his typical weight of the last 5 years with the Filipino weighing "108lb" for 6 of his last 8 bouts, and 4 of his last 5. It's a weight he obviously feels comfortable at and one that suits his frame and style.
As for Mexican fighter Rodriguez, he weighed in at 108lbs for what we believe was the third time in his career, and his first since November 2013, when he beat Moises Calleros via a 12 unanimous decision. Whilst that perhaps sounds worrying it does need to be noted that Rodriguez had fought twice at 105lbs, where he unified world titles.
The bout, which takes place tomorrow in the Philippines, will be the main event of "Pinoy Pride 31" and it looks to be a genuinely brilliant card from the ALA stable. If you get the chance to tune in we advise taking it, as this could be something very special.
Can Donnie Nietes bash up "Chihuas"? OR will Rodriguez do it again?
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