Puerto Rican superstar and WBO featherweight world champ Juan Manuel Lopez (29-0, 26 KOs) and Mexican legend and future Hall of Famer and Rafael Marquez (39-5, 35 KOs) both weighed in at 125 ½ pounds during Friday’s weigh in at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The undefeated Lopez will look for a career-defining win over the never-say-die Marquez in Saturday’s SHOWTIME® Championship Boxing main event, LIVE at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Marquez became a legend with his four-fight series with Israel Vazquez on SHOWTIME. Now, the popular brawler will try to earn a world title in his third division in what has been called a rebirth of the spirited Puerto Rican vs. Mexican rivalry that spans generations.
Lopez vs. Marquez / Green vs. Johnson Weigh-in Photos
World-ranked contender Allan Green (29-2, 20 KOs) tipped the scaled at 168 pounds and veteran contender and former world champ Glen Johnson (50-14-2, 34 KOs) measured 167 pounds. In Saturday’s co-feature, Green and Johnson will face off in a must-win Super Six World Boxing Classic bout. The winner of the 12-rounder will earn a spot in the tournament Semi-Finals. Johnson, who has appeared in seven world title fights and defeated some of the best prizefighters of this era, will have to beat the younger Green, a close friend and former training partner, if he wants to advance to the tournament Semi-Finals and reestablish himself as one of the world’s elite prizefighters.
Final Weights for Lopez vs. Marquez & Green vs. Johnson:
- Juan Manuel Lopez – 125 ½ pounds
- Rafael Marquez – 125 pounds ½ pounds
***Judges: Raul Caiz, Sr., Duane Ford and Dave Moretti; Referee: Tony Weeks
- Allan Green – 168 pounds
- Glen Johnson – 167 pounds
***Judges: Jerry Roth, Dick Houck and Burt Clements; Referee: Robert Byrd