Whilst this weekend is really packed with action it has been easy to over-look certain bouts. One such bout is Saturday's WBC Light Flyweight world title bout between defending champion Pedro Guevara (24-1-1, 16) and unbeaten Filipino challenger Richard Claveras (12-0-2, 12).
Although the bout is relatively easy to over-look it does promise to be very explosive and a major test of Claveras's ability to fight at the level. Many assume this is going to be a mismatch in favour of the highly talented Mexican though it's fair to say Claveras has looked very confident since arriving in Mexico.
On Friday the two men took to the scales for the official weigh in and notably both men weighed in the same, 48.5KG's, or around 107lbs. That's well within the divisional limit.
For Guevara it's slightly heavier than he was in December, when he stopped Akira Yaegashi to claim the title, though certainly not anything too unusual for the once beaten champion from Mazatlan. As for the challenger he was his tied lightest, in fact it was the third time he had hit the scales at 107lbs. The first came back in 2012, when he drew with Ian Ligutan, whilst the second came last November when he stopped JC Francisco in 8 rounds. It is however only 1lb lighter than he had been in a number of other recent bouts.
Claveras looks to shock the world as he battles Guevara! (Preview)
(Image courtesy of notifight.com)
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