Alexis Rocha soaked within the cheers of his adoring public as he as soon as once more effortlessly made weight.
The 25-year-old southpaw from Santa Ana, California has remained a mannequin of consistency on the scale all through his younger profession. It confirmed as soon as once more throughout Friday’s official pre-fight weigh-in, the place Rocha registered a combating match 146.4 kilos for his NABO welterweight title protection.
Late-secured challenger George Ashie was 146 kilos for his or her scheduled twelve-round principal occasion, stay on DAZN this Saturday from YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California.
Rocha (21-1, 13KOs) arrived on Friday inside the 145 ¾-148 ½ pound vary he has weighed all through his seven-year professional profession. He enters Saturday’s principal occasion driving a five-fight win streak, together with a ten-round, unanimous resolution over Tijuana’s Jesus Antonio Perez simply 12 weeks in the past in San Diego. Saturday will mark the fifth straight within the Southern California area for Rocha, all in a fourteen-month span.
A win this weekend will go away Rocha as a number one contender for the WBO welterweight title at present held by Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (39-0, 30KOs).
Ashie (33-5-1, 25KOs) will make his U.S. debut in a combat he accepted on one week’s discover. The 38-year-old Ghanian journeyman was a late alternative for Atlantic Metropolis’s Anthony Younger, who withdrew after struggling a damaged nostril within the ultimate phases of coaching camp.
Rocha-Ashie headlines a four-fight DAZN present this Saturday.
Under are the weights for the remainder of the televised undercard which begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
Floyd Schofield (12-0, 10KOs), Austin, Texas, 134.8 kilos vs. Alberto Mercado (17-4-1, 4KOs), Humacao, Puerto Rico, 134.8 kilos—10 rounds, light-weight
Bektemir Melikuziev (10-1, 8KOs), Indio, Calif. through Shoimbek, Uzbekistan, 167.6 kilos vs. Ulises Sierra (17-2-2, 10KOs), San Diego, 167.4 kilos—10 rounds, tremendous middleweight
Oscar Collazo (5-0, 3KOs), Villalba, Puerto Rico, 104.6 kilos vs. Yudel Reyes (15-1, 5KOs), Monterrey, Mexico, 104.2 kilos—12 rounds, WBO strawweight title eliminator
Golden Boy YouTube/Fb channels (Saturday, 6:10 p.m. ET/3:10 p.m. PT)
Alejandro Reyes (9-0, 9KOs), Lancaster, California through Los Angeles, 139.6 kilos vs. Jose Zaragoza (9-6-1, 3KOs), Jalisco, Mexico, 138.8 kilos—6 rounds, junior welterweight
Adan Palma (4-0, 4KOs), San Diego, 123.2 kilos vs. Pedro Salome (3-1-2, 1KO), Anaheim, California, 125 kilos—4 rounds, junior featherweight
Daniel ‘Junebug’ Garcia (3-0, 3KOs), Denver, Colorado, 129.6 kilos vs. Jonathan Perez (40-33, 32KOs), Barranquilla, Colombia, 130.6 kilos—4 rounds, junior light-weight
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox