Tomorrow night’s ESPN main event between Carlos Takam and Jerry Forrest is officially set after the two heavyweights hit the scales without issue. Takam, who stepped in after Jarrell Miller somehow found an unshot piece of his foot and quickly corrected the oversight, came in at 245.7, his lowest weight since 2017 and a cool 20.1 pounds higher than Forrest.
Unfortunately, not all the sailing proved smooth. Prospect Jared “Big Baby” Anderson has lost dance partner Hector Perez to a “non-COVID” illness, reducing the card to five fights.
In what’s probably the most immediately relevant fight of the night, super bantamweight prospect Carlos Castro (123.8) and former title challenger Cesar Juarez (124.5) are likewise officially good to go, though Juarez technically came in a half-pound heavy. All other fighters besides Joshua Orta, the B-side against Puerto Rico’s Joshafat Ortiz, likewise made weight without issue.
We hope you’ll join us for our live coverage tomorrow night; Scott, showing infinitely more initiative than me, put together an extremely detailed preview to get you at least mildly interested.