It’s on! The weights have been made for Saturday night’s rematch between Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe and WBO World Super Bantamweight Champion Emmanuel Navarrete at the Convention Center in Tuscan, Arizona, live on ESPN.
Both fighters looked in tremendous condition at Friday’s weigh-in. The champion Navarrete weighed 121.6lbs. A focused Dogboe tipped the scaled at 121.4lbs.
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 10, 2019
In their first encounter last December, Navarrete, 24, 26-1 (22 KOs) was a heavy underdog versus the streaking, then-champion Dogboe. But the Mexican proved too skilled and too tough, using his reach to pick Dogboe apart from the outside and also break him down with punishing shots, leading to a 12-round unanimous decision win.
Dogboe, 24, 20-1 (14 KOs), seeks to flip the script on Saturday night and regain the title he lost after making only one defense.
The card, dubbed “Twice as Nice” features another rematch in the main event. WBC World Super Featherweight Champion Miguel Berchelt (35-1, 31 KOs) will meet Francisco Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) in an all-Mexico repeat encounter.
They first fought in January 2017, when Vargas held the title. The thrilling but largely one-sided fight ended with Berchelt stopping Vargas in 11.
Vargas has fought only twice since then, winning both times but appearing to be a worn fighter prone to cuts. Berchelt, on the other hand, has won four straight, stopping three of those opponents. He is a heavy favorite to duplicate the results of their first fight.
At Friday’s weigh-in, Berchelt and Vargas both came in at the exact weight limit of 130lbs.
Other fights include:
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov vs. Mykal Fox, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
Jason Sanchez vs. Adeilson Dos Santos, 8 rounds, featherweights
Carlos Castro vs. Mauro Diaz, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
Miguel Marriaga vs. Naciff Martinez, 8 rounds, featherweights
Miguel Parra vs. David Morales, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
Manny Guajardo vs. Jonathan Espino, 4 rounds, middleweights
Judas Estrada vs. Christopher Gonzalez, 4 rounds, welterweights
Carlos Velasquez vs. Demetrius Mora, 4 rounds, welterweights