This Saturday will be a busy night for fight fans. From Atlantic City New Jers, Super bantamweights Guillermo Rigondeaux and Joseph Agbeko battle for the WBO and WBA straps. Both made weight today, Rigo who will be defending his titles tipped the scale at 121 lbs. while Agbeko came in at 121.6.
Also on the HBO telecast, promoted by Top Rank, James Kirkland (155.1 lbs.) returns to take on undefeated Glen Tapia (156 lbs.) in a ten round at Jr. middleweight. And Mathew Macklin (159 lbs.) takes on Lamar Russ (159 lbs.)
If that isn’t enough, over on the Showtime network, Golden Boy presents The Battle for Brooklyn: Paulie Malignaggi vs. Zab Judah from the Barklays Center in Brooklyn NY. Paulie hit the mark today right at 147 lbs. and Zab 146.
A few title bouts round out the telecast.
Devon Alexander (146.4 lbs.) vs. Shawn Porter (146.8 lbs.) for the (BF welterweight title. Erislandy Lara (153.2 lbs.) vs. Austin Trout (153.8 lbs.) for the WBA interim super welterweight strap and Sakio Bika (166.6 lbs.) vs. Anthony Dirrell (167.4 lbs.) for WBC super middleweight belt.
Photos by Ed Mulholland/HBO and Tom Casino/Showtime