Even if he appeared to be the bigger fighter, Filipino challenger Mark Magsayo had no difficulty making the weight limit for his World Boxing Council featherweight title bout with current champion Gary Russell.
The American title holder, meanwhile, had to make a secind trip to the official weigh-in ahead of their scheduled title fight on Sunday( PH time) at the Borgata Arena in Atlantic City New Jersey.
The 33-year-old Russell tipped the scale at 126.5 pounds in his first try, which was a half a pound over the limit.
He was given 30 minutes to shed his excess weight and he returned with only his underwear to finally make it at 125.5 lbs.
Magsayo, under the care of noted sports nutritionist Jeaneth Aro, had no problem making the weight as he tipped the scale at 125.5 lbs right on his first try.
It was another magnificent handiwork of Aro who was also the dietary consultant of world champion Jerwin Ancajas, the victorious Philippine boxing team and weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the first Filipino Olympic gold medalist.
Russell (31-1, 18 KOs) is making his sixth defense of the title he won in 2015. But his last fight was almost two years ago and ring rust could play a factor in this bout.
He also admitted not being 100 percent ready due to an injury which he refused to divulge.
Magsayo, 26, is undefeated in 23 fights, 16 of them came via knockout wins.
Magsayo is coming off a spectacular tenth round knockout of Mexican Julio Ceja in August last year.