Weights are in across the board for tomorrow's fights on Showtime and HBO, and everyone is on target.
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In Rancho Mirage, Calif., Timothy Bradley and Lamont Peterson made weight for their 140-pound title clash on Showtime. Bradley was ripped as always, coming in at 138 pounds, with Peterson at 139.
On the undercard, both Vic Darchinyan and Tomas Rojas were under the limit for their 115-pound title fight. Darchinyan, the titlist, was at 114 1/2, with Rojas at 113 1/2. Our own Brickhaus thinks Rojas is a very live dog, and is picking him to upset Darchinyan. Meanwhile, I'm taking Peterson to "upset" Bradley.
The HBO main event had a catchweight of 139 pounds, and both Paulie Malignaggi and Juan Diaz were just under. Malignaggi weighed 138.6, with Diaz at 138.4. The last time they fought, the limit was 138.5, which was among the more ridiculous bargaining chips of the year.
There's also a catchweight for the Victor Ortiz-Antonio Diaz scrap. Diaz, normally a welterweight, and Ortiz, normally a junior welterweight, agreed to meet in the middle at 144 pounds. Both fighters tipped the scales at 144 on the button.