Rafael Espinoza vs Sergio Chirino on weight for 126 lbs title in Las Vegas

Espinoza vs Chirino official weigh-ins live from BleauLive Theater at Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Rafael Espinoza defends his WBO featherweight title against fellow-Mexican Sergio Chirino at BleauLive Theater at Fontainebleau Las Vegas on June 21. A day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official.

To be eligible for the belt, the fighters must make the required 126 lbs championship limit. Espinoza (24-0, 20 KOs) makes the first defense of his belt. Chirino (22-1, 13 KOs) makes his first attempt to become champion.

Both fighters successfully made weight. Rafael Espinoza weighed-in at 125.6 lbs. Sergio Chirino also showed 125.6 lbs. The contest is scheduled for 12 rounds.

In the co-main event, undefeated Andres Cortes (21-0, 12 KOs) of North Las Vegas and Puerto Rico’s former title challenger Abraham Nova (23-2, 16 KOs) battle it out at junior lightweight with the NABO belt at stake. The weight limit is 130 lbs.

Cortes came in at 130.8 lbs missing weight by 0.8 lbs. Nova was 129.7 lbs. Only the latter is eligible to lift the title in case of his victory.

Also on the card, Troy Isley (12-0, 5 KOs) of Washington, D.C. and Javier Martinez (10-0-1, 3 KOs) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin square off for NABO belt at middleweight. The limit is 160 lbs. The fighters tipped the scales at 158.9 lbs and 159.8 lbs, respectively.

The featherweight bout between Albert Gonzalez and Conrado S. Martinez is no longer featured on the prelims.

Get Espinoza vs Chirino full fight card and weights below.

Espinoza vs Chirino fight card

Main card

  • Rafael Espinoza (125.6) vs. Sergio Chirino (125.6), 12 rounds, featherweight – Espinoza’s WBO title
  • Andres Cortes (130.8)* vs. Abraham Nova (129.7), 10 rounds, junior lightweight – vacant NABO title
  • Troy Isley (158.9) vs. Javier Martinez (159.8), 10 rounds, middleweight – vacant NABO title

Preliminary card

  • Floyd Diaz (117.8) vs. Francisco Pedroza (117.5), 8 rounds, bantamweight
  • Demler Zamora (131.5) vs. Jose Antonio Meza (131.2), 8 rounds, junior lightweight
  • Steven Navarro (115.7) vs. Juan Pablo Meza (114.8), 6 rounds, junior bantamweight
  • Albert Gonzalez vs. Conrado S. Martinez, 6 rounds, featherweight**
  • Bryan Polaco (156) vs. Richard Acevedo (156.3), 6 rounds, middleweight

*Missed weight

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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