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Chris John may have trouble making weight

Chrisjohn_medium Ronnie Nathanielsz and the 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 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.

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