Your fight-size boxing update:
- Later tonight, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will host BKFC 5 in Biloxi, Mississppi on pay-per-view. Former UFC fighters Jason Knight and Artem Lobov will meet in the main event and below are the official weights for the entire 10-fight card. Weights, in pounds, are shown in parenthesis:
- Jason Knight (145.9) vs. Artem Lobov (145.6)
- Chris Leben (195.9) vs. Justin Bateman (188.2)
- Christine Ferea (125.6) vs. Britain Hart (123)
- Chase Sherman (248.5) vs. Sam Shewmaker (241)
- Reggie Barnett (134.3) vs. Rusty Crowder (136)
- Randy Hederick (164.6) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (164.7)
- Johnny Bedford (136.3) vs. Abdiel Velazquez (134.8)
- Harris Stephenson (171) vs. Khalib Harris (168.6)
- Ivana Coleman (126) vs. Sheena Starr (123.3)
- Troy Betts (234.2) vs. Bobo O’Bannon (259.2)
- A WBC rule states that all fighters competing in title bouts must have a 30-day, 14-day and 7-day weigh-in before their fight. Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs, who will fight for the WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles on May 4, made weight for their 30-day check in. Alvarez came in at 168.2 pounds while Jacobs was at 175.4 pounds, both within the 10 percent range above the 160-pound championship limit (or 176 pounds for the 30-day weigh-in).
- The purse bid for the WBO Light Heavyweight title fight between Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde, originally set for April 8, has been postponed for another week per the request of Kovalev's promoter, Kathy Duva
- The upcoming WBC Silver welterweight title fight between Danny Garcia and Adrian Granados will be shown live and free on ITV4 in the United Kingdom on April 20.
- Current WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez proposed to his girlfriend recently and the video of the happy moment can be seen in the tweet below.
¡DIJO QUE SÍ!— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 4, 2019
¡Felicidades a @RamireZurdo y a su ahora prometida, Priscilla, en su compromiso! Muchas cosas buenas para los futuros esposos.
Congratulations to Zurdo Ramirez and new fiancé Priscilla on their engagement -- pic.twitter.com/CwKCDfD220