Weigh In Reports – Advantage Pile For Magsayo As Russell Jr Struggles On Scale

Gary Russell Jr came in slightly overweight for his WBC Featherweight title defence against Mark Magsayo, when they both hit the scales ahead of their meeting in Saturday night at the Borgata Event Center inside Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Gary Russell Jr Reacts To Missing Weight

The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board’s scale turned 1/2 more pounds for Russell Jr. The board awarded the champion one more hour to dehydrate before stepping in the scale after which he came in one pound lesser at 125.5 for the fight.

Russell would have been stripped of his title, if he had failed to make the limit for the fight. Russell Jr has held the title since 2015, when he knocked out Jhonny Gonzalez to win the belt and this fight will be his seventh defence of the title.
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The Philippino challenger Mark Magsayo was on point for the fight, tipping the scales to 125.5 pounds for the 126 pound fight. Magsayo will be stepping into the ring a 1-4 underdog, which posses some trick situation because Russell Jr has been through a lot in the past year and seem a little less prepared, which was the reason for showing up a little over the limit for his title defence.

However, Russell’s talent cannot be questioned as he has proved more than ones his capabilities. However, the longest reigning male champion disclosed earlier this week, that he has an injury which he prefers to keep secret till the fight is done. Magsayo could just be walking into a fight with so much advantage people are failing to see.

Russell Jr Vs Magsayo tops a Showtime televised three fight card, which kicks off at 9pm ET.

For the other results, Subriel Matias (17-1, 17 KOs), who hails from Fajardo, Puerto Rico tipped the scales to 140½ pounds ahead of his battle with Petros Ananyan (16-2-2, 7 KOs) of Abovyan, Armenia, who also tipped the scales to  141 pounds for their 12 round welterweight fight.

Tugstsogt Nyambayar (12-2, 9 KOs) of  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia was on point with 128 pounds on the scale, while Sakaria Lukas (25-1, 17 KOs) of Windhoek, Namibia tipped the scales to 127½ pounds ahead of their 130 pound battle, which will also serve as the first televised fight on the card.

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