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Saturday, December 2, 2023

GARCIA VS. DUARTE: Official Weights (at welterweight?)

Contrary to what was advertised, Ryan Garcia will return to the ring to face Oscar Duarte Jurado after a knockout loss against Gervonta Davis in April. The fight was officially listed at the welterweight division (advertised as a 140-pound limit fight) for 12 rounds at the Toyota Center in Houston on Saturday night.

So what happened with the weight?

In a press release from Golden Boy Promotions, the fight was officially listed as welterweight and it seemed at a catchweight at 143 pounds? Looked like one of them was not able to get the 140-pound limit or could be both of them. Who knows? It was not announced that there would be weight limit changes. Anyway, the show must go on and the official weights were out.

Garcia's (23-1-0, 19 KOs) official weight was 143 lbs. He was looking strong and ready to go.

Duarte (26-1-1, 21 KOs) weighed 142.8 lbs and was looking ripped and ready to rumble.

The drama behind this weight confusion will definitely surface after the fight. 

Well, fight fans have a good Saturday night. Enjoy.

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