Saturday night’s ESPN card, featuring a pair of world title fights, is set, as everyone made weight on Friday in Stockton, California.
The fights will begin at 6:30 pm ET for the prelims streaming live on ESPN+, and continue at 10:00 pm ET with the main card on ESPN, featuring two world title fights and a showcase for prospect Gabriel Flores Jr, the hometown star.
In the main event, Artur Beterbiev (13-0, 13 KO) will defend his IBF light heavyweight title against Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (24-1, 17 KO). Beterbiev weighed in at 174.4, with Kalajdzic at 173, both under the 175-pound limit.
The ESPN broadcast will open with Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-2, 20 KO) defending his IBF super flyweight title against Ryuichi Funai (31-7, 22 KO). Both were under the 115-pound limit, with Ancajas at 114.2 and Funai at 114.4.
Gabriel Flores Jr (12-0, 5 KO) weighed in at 132.8 for his fight against Brazil’s Eduardo Reis (23-5, 19 KO), which is set for six rounds. It will air between the title fights on the ESPN portion of the broadcast.
The ESPN+ prelims have five fights scheduled. Here’s the rundown and (some) STAREDOWNS:
Felix Valera 175 vs Mario Aguilar 175.2
Brian Mendoza 149.4 vs Carlos Rodriguez 151
Vislan Dalkhaev 123.4 vs Vincent Jennings 123.6
And we’ll also see Blake McKernan (194.6) vs Joey Montoya (197.2) and Marco Arroyo (110) vs Jesus Godinez (111.4). I missed getting screenshots for those and it hasn’t been archived yet. Montoya wore glasses.