Ronnie Nathanielsz and the BoxingScene.com editors reported that featherweight titlist Chris John has been sick of late and there are concerns about his ability to make the 126-pound limit for his Saturday night fight against Rocky Juarez.
John (42-0-1, 22 KO) has been training in Houston since February 3. Nathanielsz stated that the weight issue seemed to be a big concern, but later contacts by BoxingScene.com lessened that somewhat. John's camp says he was sick, but has been feeling a lot better and they're not too worried about anything.
If John were to pull out of this fight, even with legitimate reasons, he'd take a brow-beating from the same folks that have long taken shots at him for not fighting in the States. I hope Chris is 100% for Saturday night's fight and the Friday weigh-in because it's been a long time coming.