Devin Haney’s debut on DAZN is set, as he and opponent Antonio Moran both made weight this afternoon in Oxon Hill, Maryland, ahead of tomorrow night’s main event.
Haney weighed in at 134.8 for the lightweight bout, with Mexico’s Moran at 134. It’s a fight Haney is expected to win, not really even a step up from where he’s already been, but it’s also a showcase for him on an ostensibly bigger stage than he’s had in his appearances on ShoBox.
Two heavyweight up-and-comers are also in action. Croatia’s Filip Hrgovic, a 2016 bronze medalist in Rio, weighed in at 242 for his fight with Gregory Corbin, who came in at 269.4. Corbin’s lone exposure to a wider audience came on March 16, when he punched Charles Martin in the testicles a lot and got disqualified on FS1.
American Michael Hunter, a 2012 Olympian, will take on Fabio Maldonado. Hunter weighed in at 215.6, with Maldonado at 241. Maldonado has lost two straight, but is known for having a solid chin, so that’s something.
In what is really the most meaningful fight on the card, Jessica McCaskill and Anahi Esther Sanchez will unify the WBC and WBA junior welterweight titles. McCaskill weighed in at 138.8, with Sanchez at 138.
Welterweight prospect Daniyar Yeleussinov, who won gold at Rio 2016, will return against Luis Norambuena, a very late replacement for Miguel Zamudio, who was rejected by the Maryland commission. Yeleussinov weighed in at 150.2, with Norambuena at 149.4.
Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson, a young middleweight/super middleweight prospect, came in at 165 for his fight against Rafael Garcia, who was at 169.6.
Luis Gerardo Perez Salas weighed in at 137 for a fight with Mack Allison, who checked in at 133.6