It was a weigh-in without drama, as all three advertised main fights for tomorrow night's Showtime card in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, are ready to go, with the six fighters all making weight. (Well, four made weight. Two are heavyweights.)
For the main event, defending junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KO) weighed in at 139¾ pounds, with challenger Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7 KO) coming in at 139¼. The two had a pretty intense little staredown that featured some jawing, with the camps quickly separated.
Garcia is the huge favorite to retain his championship in this fight, as it's seen by most as little more than a tune-up event to familiarize the Philly-born fighter with the Puerto Rican audience. But Herrera cautions those who believe he has no chance, saying he's coming to win.
"He said he was gonna tear me up, I just smiled at him," Herrera said after the weigh-in. "He's a little boy. I'm gonna show him how to fight and give him a lesson."
Herrera continued, "There's been a lot of strange things in championship fights that were thought to be tune-up fights. They're gonna see a boxing show, a great fight. I'm gonna take it to him at times. I'm gonna come out with my hands raised."
Garcia was confident in his post-weigh-in interview.
"I just told him I was gonna tear his ass out. That's it," he said. "I know I'm ready. I'm 110% ready. Look at my body and look at his body, you tell me who's ready. I was born to fight on this level."
When questioned about whether he'll go for an early ending to the fight, Garcia said, "I always go for the knockout, but I'm prepared for 12 rounds. You're gonna see fireworks."
In the Showtime heavyweight co-feature, Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO) weighed in at 227 pounds, with Malik Scott (36-1-1, 13 KO) at 238 pounds. Scott weighed in with a bag on his head that said "GET YA POPCORN READY."
Wilder and Scott are friends outside of the ring, but Deontay says that Malik won't be fighting Deontay Wilder, he'll be facing "The Bronze Bomber."
"He's my bro, I love him, but love hurts sometimes," said Wilder.
Headlining the Showtime Extreme portion of the U.S. broadcast will be a super featherweight rematch between Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO) and Daniel Ponce De Leon (45-5, 35 KO). Lopez weighed in at 129 pounds, with Ponce De Leon at 128¾.