Teofimo Lopez vs Steve Claggett on weight for 140 lbs title in Miami, 1 fighter misses

Lopez vs Claggett official weigh-ins live from James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL

Two-division world champion Teofimo Lopez faces Steve Claggett at James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL on Saturday, June 29. A day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official.

Lopez of Brooklyn makes the second defense of his WBO junior lightweight title. Claggett of Canada makes his first attempt to become champion. At the pre-fight press conference, both expressed confidence in victory.

To be eligible for the belt, the fighters must make the required 140 lbs championship limit. The contest is scheduled for 12 rounds.

Both fighters successfully made weight. Champion Teofimo Lopez weighed-in at 139.4 lbs. Challenger Steve Claggett was 139.5 lbs.

In the 10-round co-main event at featherweight, Cuban former world champion Robeisy Ramirez meets Brandon Leon Benitez of Mexico. The bout is for the vacant NABO title. The weight limit is 126 lbs.

Robeisy Ramirez came in at 124.8 lbs. Brandon Leon Benitez showed 127.1 lbs, missing the required limit by 1.1 lbs. The latter is ineligble to win the title in case of his victory.

In the main card opener, Nico Ali Walsh of Chicago, Illinois and Sona Akale of Minneapolis, Minnesota meet in a six-round rematch at middleweight. The weight limit is 160 lbs. The fighters tipped the scales at 156.9 lbs and 156.3 lbs, respectively.

Lopez vs Claggett fight card

The Lopez vs Claggett full fight card looks as the following:

Main card

  • Teofimo Lopez (139.4) vs. Steve Claggett (139.5), 12 rounds, super lightweight – Lopez’ WBO title
  • Robeisy Ramirez (124.8) vs. Brandon Leon Benitez (127.1 lbs)*, 10 rounds, featherweight – vacant NABO title
  • Nico Ali Walsh (156.9) vs. Sona Akale (156.3 lbs), 6 rounds, middleweight


  • Emiliano Vargas (139.8) vs. Jose Zaragoza (139.1 lbs), 8 rounds, super lightweight
  • Elvis Rodriguez (141.6) vs. Jino Rodrigo (141.2 lbs), 10 rounds, junior welterweight
  • Lorenzo Medina (235.6) vs. Detrailous Webster (247.7 lbs), 6 rounds, heavyweight
  • Rohan Polanco (142.4) vs. Luis Hernandez Ramos (143 lbs), 8 rounds, junior welterweight
  • Yan Santana (127) vs. Brandon Valdes (127), 10 rounds, super featherweight
  • Euri Cedeno (161.4) vs. Dormedes Potes (161.7), 8 rounds, middleweight

*Benitez missed weight

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

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