For all the talk about how he's been easy to train and dedicated to being in shape, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr missed weight for tomorrow night's Showtime main event against Marcos Reyes, coming in at 170.4 pounds. Reyes has agreed to go on with the fight, because he doesn't have a lot of reasonable choices otherwise (it's a payday and a Showtime main event).
Reyes (33-2, 24 KO) weighed in at 168.4 pounds for the fight, slightly under the contracted max weight of 169 for the fight. To say it's not a surprise that Chavez (48-2-1, 32 KO) failed to make weight would be the understatement of the year. Chavez-Reyes is set for 10 rounds.
The two undercard fights are good to go. The IBF super flyweight title will be on the line between McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KO) and Arthur Villanueva (27-0, 14 KO). Arroyo weighed in at 114.8, as did Villanueva.
In a 10-round WBC junior welterweight title eliminator, Amir Imam (17-0, 14 KO) and Fernando Angulo (29-9, 16 KO) both weighed in at the limit of 140 pounds.