Boxing will officially be back tomorrow evening on ESPN, as Top Rank is set to return to the airwaves with a five-fight card starting at 7 pm ET.
The fighters weighed in today in Las Vegas, with headliner Shakur Stevenson and opponent Felix Caraballo both making the 130-pound limit for their 10-round bout. Stevenson (13-0, 7 KO) still holds the WBO featherweight title, but the plan seems to be for him to move up permanently, though we’ll see how he feels after tomorrow if he gets past Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KO) as expected.
Toledo heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson (3-0, 3 KO) weighed in at 236½, with opponent Johnnie Langston (8-2, 3 KO) at 218. Another heavyweight prospect, Italy’s Guido Vianello (6-0, 6 KO) came in at 239, with opponent Donald Haynesworth (16-3-1, 14 KO) at 294½. The 37-year-old Haynesworth, if you’re wondering, is always a big, thick guy, but his career-high on the scales before now was 281¾.
The show will also feature middleweights Quatavious Cash (11-2, 7 KO) and Calvin Metcalf (10-3-1, 3 KO), neither of whom are big prospects or anything, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a good fight. They weighed in at 160½ and 158½, respectively.
The opening fight will see two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (2-1, 2 KO) look to make it three straight wins after a stunning pro debut loss last August, as he takes on Yeuri Andujar (5-3, 3 KO) in a featherweight bout. Ramirez weighed in at 126 even, with Andujar at 125½.
All fights other than Stevenson-Caraballo are set for six rounds.