Otabek Kholmatov vs Raymond Ford on weight for 126-pound title in Verona, NY

Kholmatov vs Ford for vacant WBA featherweight title live from Verona, New York

Otabek Kholmatov and Raymond Ford battle it out for the vacant WBA featherweight title live from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on Saturday, March 2. A day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official.

Both, Kholmatov (12-0, 11 KOs) of Uzbekistan and Ford (14-0-1, 7 KOs) of Camden, New Jersey challenge for their first world title. The fighters made the required 126-pound limit, and are eligible for the belt.

Otabek Kholmatov weighed-in at 125.8. Raymond Ford showed 125.9 lbs. The championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.

In the 12-round co-feature, Luis Alberto Lopez defends his IBF 126-pound title against Reiya Abe. Lopez (29-2, 16 KOs) of Mexico makes the third defense of his belt. Abe (25-3-1, 10 KOs) of Japan fights for his first title and makes his U.S. debut.

Both fighters also successfully made weight and made it official. Luis Alberto Lopez came in at 125.3 lbs. Reiya Abe was 125.8 lbs.

Get Kholmatov vs Ford full fight card and weights below.

Kholmatov vs Ford fight card

  • Otabek Kholmatov (125.8) vs. Raymond Ford (125.9), 12 rounds, featherweight – vacant WBA featherweight title
  • Luis Alberto Lopez (125.3) vs. Reiya Abe (125.8), 12 rounds, featherweight – Lopez’s IBF featherweight title
  • Brian Norman Jr. (148.4) vs. Janelson Figueroa Bocachica (146.6), 10 rounds, welterweight – Norman’s WBO International welterweight title
  • Bryce Mills (138.7) vs. Gerffred Ngayot (138.7), 6 rounds, junior welterweight
  • Troy Isley (159.3) vs. Marcos Hernandez (160.6), 8 rounds, middleweight
  • Rohan Polanco (143.2) vs. Tarik Zaina (142.4), 8 rounds, junior welterweight
  • Floyd Diaz (118) vs. Edwin Rodriguez (117.8), 8 rounds, bantamweight
  • Nico Ali Walsh (156.9) vs. Charles Stanford (155.1), 6 rounds, middleweight
  • Brandon Moore (242) vs. Helaman Olguin (281.7), 8 rounds, heavyweight
Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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