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Berchelt vs Vargas II weigh-in results: World title rematches set for ESPN

All of tomorrow night’s ESPN and ESPN+ fights are good to go, including the two world title bouts.

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

Tomorrow night’s world title rematch doubleheader for ESPN is set, as the fighters all made weight today in Tucson, Arizona.

The main event will see Miguel Berchelt (35-1, 31 KO) defend his WBC super featherweight title against the man he took the belt from in 2017, Francisco Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KO).

Both Berchelt and Vargas weighed in at the limit of 130 pounds. In their first meeting, Berchelt bloodied and stopped Vargas in the 11th round of a very entertaining fight.


The co-feature is also good to go, as WBO super bantamweight titleholder Emanuel Navarrete (26-1, 22 KO) looks to prove his December upset of Isaac Dogboe (20-1, 14 KO) was no fluke.

Navarrete came in at 121.6, with Dogboe at 121.4, both below the 122-pound limit. Dogboe was his usual vocal self, repeatedly barking “NeHo!” at his opponent, while Navarrete just smiled.

Navarette also wished his mom a Happy Mother’s Day while on the scale:

While the ESPN doubleheader begins at 10:00 pm ET, the prelim fights are set to start at 6:30 pm ET, streaming live on ESPN+, and there’s one fight of particular note.


2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (7-0, 4 KO) of Uzbekistan will take a step up in his eighth pro fight, battling Mykal Fox (19-1, 5 KO) in a 10-round bout. Fox is coming off of a loss, but he gave another good prospect, Shohjahon Ergashev, a very competitive fight in that February outing.

Gaibnazarov weighed in at 141.8, with Fox at 142. If you’re wondering about the heights, no, Gaibnazarov is not a particularly short 140-pound fighter. He’s not tall, but he’s 5’6½”. It’s just that Fox is 6’3”.

If you want to catch Gaibnazarov-Fox, tune in right at 6:30 pm ET, as Top Rank generally puts the most significant prelim fight on first.

Other prelim weights:

  • Carlos Castro 121 vs Mario Diaz 120.8
  • Manny Guajardo 156.4 vs Jonathan Espino 156
  • Miguel Parra 142 vs David Morales 140.2
  • Carlos Velasquez 133.2 vs Demetrius Mora 132.6

Bad Left Hook will have live coverage of tomorrow night’s show, starting at 10:00 pm ET for round-by-round coverage of the main show on ESPN, and 6:30 pm ET with the streaming prelims on ESPN+

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