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Wilder vs Ortiz 2 weigh-in results: Luis Nery and Julio Ceja miss weight, fights still on

Neither Nery nor Ceja attempted to make weight after failing on the scales.

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

Update (12:05 am ET): Nery-Rodriguez has been canceled.


Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz are set for tomorrow night’s FOX pay-per-view main event, and the Leo Santa Cruz vs Miguel Flores co-feature is good to go, but the other two bouts on the PPV portion of the broadcast had problems today on the scales.

Julio Ceja badly missed weight for his fight with Brandon Figueroa, which had a 122-pound limit and was to be for Figueroa’s WBA “world” super bantamweight title. But Ceja (32-4, 28 KO) came in at 126½ pounds for the fight, so the title will only be on the line for Figueroa (20-0, 15 KO).

Before that, the controversial Luis Nery (30-0, 24 KO) missed weight by a pound for his WBC “silver” bantamweight title bout against Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1, 12 KO), coming in at 119 for the 118-pound fight. Despite only having a pound to go instead of the four-and-a-half Ceja missed by, Nery also chose not to come back and try to make weight, so the title is not on the line for him.

Both fights will go on as scheduled, however.

Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KO) and Flores (24-2, 12 KO) came in at 129½ and 130, respectively, for their 130-pound WBA “super world” title fight, so they’re both fine.

The main event saw Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO) come in at 219½, just about five pounds heavier than he was for his March 2018 win over Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO), but a few pounds less than he weighed in May against Dominic Breazeale.

Ortiz weighed in at 236½, which is his lowest weight since 2015, a run of 11 fights.

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