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Weights: Gennady Golovkin 159, Marco Antonio Rubio overweight but fight still on

Marco Antonio Rubio missed weight, but his fight with Gennady Golovkin is still on.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Gennady Golovkin made the 160-pound weight limit today for his fight with Marco Antonio Rubio tomorrow night, in which Golovkin will defend the WBA middleweight title, but Rubio was nearly two pounds overweight. The fight will still go on, but Rubio won't be able to win the belt, and also gives up his WBC interim title, which Golovkin can still win.

Golovkin weighed in at 159 pounds, with Rubio at 161.8. Dan Rafael reported that Rubio never returned to try and make the weight with the two-hour cushion he was given to re-weigh, so though the fight is a go, Rubio can't leave with a belt. Golovkin, however, can still lose his.

The featherweight title co-feature between Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters was smoother sailing on the scales. Donaire and Walters both weighed in at 125.6 pounds, below the fight's 126-pound limit. Donaire's WBA "super" title is on the line. Walters has held the WBA "world" title, which is below the "super" title.

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