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Estrada vs Cuadras 2: Main and co-main on weight, Moises Calleros misses by 5.4 pounds

Calleros stepped in for Maximino Flores earlier this week

Mexican Boxers Juan Francisco Estrada And Miguel Berchelt Training Session Photo by Jaime Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images

Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez are officially set to defend their super flyweight titles against Carlos Cuadras and Israel Gonzalez on DAZN tomorrow, as all four men came in comfortably under the 115-pound limit. Julio Cesar Martinez, on the other hand, is leaving the ring with his flyweight belt no matter the outcome, as late-notice opponent Moises Calleros came in near the bantamweight limit at 117.4 pounds.

Calleros (33-9-1, 17 KO), who stepped in for the COVID-stricken Maximino Flores earlier this week, technically has two extra hours to drop the weight and be eligible to win Martinez’s (16-1, 12 KO) WBC belt, but that’s more than a little unlikely.

What’s especially eyebrow-raising about this scale fail is that Calleros has twice fought for minimumweight titles in recent years, meaning this is less a product of being too big for 112 and more a product of being horribly ill-prepared. He’s likely to forfeit a substantial chunk of his purse, though that punishment probably pales in comparison to the horror of getting swarmed by Martinez while out of shape.

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