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  1. Weight increase negotiated for Saul Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo fi...

    Dan Rafael

    anelo Alvarez knew ahead of time that he would not be able to make the 154-pound weight limit for Saturday night's showdown with Mexican countryman Alfredo Angulo at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, so an increase was negotiated ahead of Friday's weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  2. Rodriguez under weight-check limit

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez missed weight by two pounds at Friday's official weigh-in, but he was at least within the allowable limit at the Saturday morning weight check, hitting the scales at 179.8 pounds. Rodriguez, who cannot ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  3. Edwin Rodriguez misses weight for Andre Ward fight

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez missed weight by 2 pounds at Friday afternoon's weigh-in, costing him a chance to win the world title against champion Andre Ward.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  4. Chavez makes 173-pound limit

    Dan Rafael

    After all the commotion, negotiations and an eventual side deal, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who signed to fight Bryan Vera at 168 pounds, was 172.4 pounds at Friday's weigh-in at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Vera weighed in at 171.2 pounds. A s...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. Joan Guzman missed weight for a fight for at least the fourth tim...

    Dan Rafael

    Joan Guzman was booted off a fight card Friday after missing weight for at least the fourth time in his career a day earlier when he came to the weigh-in for his junior welterweight bout an astonishing 8.2 pounds overweight.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  6. Juan Carlos Sanchez stripped of junior bantamweight belt day afte...

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Carlos Sanchez of Mexico was stripped of his junior bantamweight world title on Saturday morning because, although he was told at Friday's weigh-in that he made the requisite 115-pound weight limit, he was actually slightly overweight, Lee Samuels, s

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2013
  7. Lee Purdy fails to make weight for fight with Devon Alexander

    Dan Rafael

    Lee Purdy of England failed to make the 147-pound weight limit at Friday's weigh-in, one day before he was scheduled to challenge welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander of St. Louis on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J..

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  8. Santa Cruz likely on May 4 card

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- Had a chance to talk with Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer on Friday at the weigh-in for Saturday night's Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins light heavyweight title fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He dropped a few solid nu...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  9. Donaire, Arce make weight

    Dan Rafael

    HOUSTON -- Junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire and former titleholder Jorge Arce went to the oddest of places to weigh in on Friday -- a shopping mall food court filled with fast-food joints. Neither stopped for a snack and both made weigh...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  10. Super middleweight for Chavez?

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who routinely struggles to get down to 160 pounds, made it on Friday with two pounds to spare at the weigh-in for his fight with lineal champ Sergio Martinez on Saturday night at the Thomas & ...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  11. Adrien Broner stripped of title after not making 130-pound weight...

    Dan Rafael

    Adrien Broner did not come close to making the 130-pound weight limit at the weigh-in for his junior lightweight title defense on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  12. Erik Morales stripped of belt after failing weigh-in

    Dan Rafael

    Erik Morales was stripped of his junior welterweight belt when he failed to make the 140-pound limit at Friday afternoon's weigh-in for his first defense against Danny Garcia.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  13. Antics probably mean Chisora-Haye fight

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora of England had himself quite a week didn't he? Unprovoked, he slapped Vitali Klitschko across the face at the weigh-in for their Saturday heavyweight title fight in Munich, Germany. In the dressing room before ...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  14. Vitali Klitschko is mindful of Dereck Chisora, not age

    Dan Rafael

    Vitali Klitschko, 40, is 6-foot-7, 243-pound proof that age really is just a number. But especially after Dereck Chisora threw down the gauntlet at Friday's weigh-in, you can bet the heavyweight champ is taking Saturday's fight seriously.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  15. Brandon Rios fails to make weight weight, stripped of lightweight...

    Dan Rafael

    Brandon Rios, unable to make 135 pounds at Friday's weigh-in, lost his lightweight title on the eve of his fight with England's John Murray.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  16. Cotto-Margs weigh-in open, free to public

    Dan Rafael

    Unlike in Las Vegas, where the MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay routinely open up their arenas to the public for free for the weigh-ins ahead of big fights, that's not the case for major New York fights. Madison Square Garden fights are typically closed aff...

    Blog | November 30, 2011