Just moments ago saw the official weigh in for this weekend's big show from Macau.
The main event fight, being fought at a contracted 144lbs, saw WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38) weighing 143.8lbs whilst his challenger Chris Algieri (20-0, 8) was 144.4lbs on his first attempt on the scales. On a second attempt at the scales Algieri was 144.2lbs leaving him with 2 hours to lose 0.2lbs, which shouldn't be much of an issue considering Algieri has previously been fighting at 140lbs. If Algieri makes the weight in the next hour or two then their world title bout will go ahead as expected.
The second world title fight to have a weight in saw Antonio DeMarco (31-3-1, 23) weigh in at 139.3lbs for his WBA Light Welterweight world title challenger against the unbeaten Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9) who weighed in dead on the Light Welterweight limit at 140lbs. Both men only needed one attempt to make weight here.
The shows remaining world title bout, a contest between WBO Featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1) and Thai veteran Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-1, 33) also saw both men make weight with both weighing 126lbs spot on, though Chonlatarn genuinely looked awful on the scales, whilst Lomachenko looked in great condition.
Although the fans were loud for Pacquiao they were even louder for local megastar Zou Shiming (5-0, 1) who was 112lbs for his bout with unbeaten Thai Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym (27-0-2, 12), who was also 112lbs.
Local star Kuok Kun Ng (5-0, 2) was well under the Light Middleweight limit weighing in at just 151.3lbs whilst his opponent, the unbeaten, Stephen Attard (5-0-2, 2) was more than 2lbs heavier coming in just under the Light Middleweight limit at 153.9lbs. From the weight of Ng here we do wonder if his future lies at Welterweight rather than Light Middleweight though it's clear he's in no real rush to find out either way as he concentrates on developing his boxing rather than narrowing his weight class.
Another local star on this show's undercard is Hong Kong's exciting Rex Tso (14-0, 9) who was just under the Sly Flyweight division weighing in at 114.8lbs, his lowest weight since his war with Mako Matsuyama. Tso's opponent, Indonesian fighter, Espinos Sabu (11-2-1, 5) was 115.6lbs, more than half a lb over the Super Flyweight limit.
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