Welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao weighed in during 143.8 pounds Friday to simply make weight for his pretension invulnerability opposite Chris Algieri on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET) during a Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau.
Junior welterweight titlist Algieri, who works as a nutritionist as a side pursuit and was relocating adult in weight, surprisingly unsuccessful to make a locate weight agreement extent of 144 pounds on his initial try. He was somewhat over during 144.2 pounds, even after stripping nude.
Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) had dual hours to remove a weight, though used usually about an hour before entrance behind to a scale and creation weight during 143.6 pounds.
The weigh-in took place in a early morning hours Saturday in Macau, that is 13 hours forward of Eastern Standard Time in a United States. The quarrel will take place Sunday morning Macau time to accommodate a live American HBO PPV broadcast.
Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), a Filipino idol and boxing’s usually eight-division titleholder, will be creation a initial invulnerability of his pretension given convalescent it by unilateral unanimous preference opposite Timothy Bradley Jr. in Apr in a rematch of Bradley’s hugely argumentative separate preference in Jun 2012.
All of a other featured fighters on a pay-per-view label done weight on a initial try.
Flyweight Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO), a three-time Olympic medalist (including back-to-back bullion medals in 2008 and ’12), done a multiplication extent of 112 pounds for his universe pretension eliminator opposite Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym (27-0-2, 12 KOs), of Thailand, who was also 112.
Featherweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KO), a two-time Olympic bullion medalist from Ukraine, was right on a multiplication extent of 126 pounds for his initial defense. Challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-1, 33 KOs), of Thailand, was also 126.
Las Vegas youth welterweight Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9 KOs), fortifying his delegate universe pretension for a second time, was during a multiplication extent of 140 pounds. Challenger Antonio DeMarco (31-3-1, 23 KOs), a former lightweight universe titleholder from Mexico, was 139.3 pounds.