John Murray will still be in action tonight, as Brandon Rios made his 9 a.m. weight this morning. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Tris Dixon of Boxing News reports via Twitter this morning that now-former WBA lightweight titlist Brandon Rios made weight at his Saturday morning weigh-in just moments ago, hitting 146.4 pounds on the scales, meaning that his fight tonight with John Murray is still good to go.
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Rios (28-0-1, 21 KO) looked ghostly pale and thin yesterday when he weighed in over the 135-pound limit. After getting an extra hour to make the weight, he still couldn't burn it off, and in the end, after several attempts, he gave up his title on the scales, agreed to pay Murray $20,000 of his purse, and weigh-in at 9 a.m. this morning with the agreement that he couldn't go over 147 pounds. All of that so the fight could stay on the card. And it will.
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Murray (31-1, 18 KO) became a legitimate threat to win this fight. At this point, the last thing Rios needs is a loss to pile on top of this whole mess. Hopefully he's not going into the ring a mess tonight.
Murray, on his end, weighed in at 134 pounds yesterday and looked in fantastic shape.