Andres Gutierrez missed weight by 11 pounds for Oscar Valdez fight
By Chris Williams: Oscar Valdez is in need of a last minute replacement opponent for his fight this Saturday after Andres Gutierrez for their previously scheduled bout on ESPN+ at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas.
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This was supposed to be former WBO featherweight champion Valdez’s debut at 130, but Gutierrez (38-2-1, 25 KOs) weighed in 11 lbs over the super featherweight limit at an absurd 141 lbs. He’s now out of the fight, since there’s no way that Valdez could face him with that kind of a weight problem.
This is disapponting news for Valdez, 28, because this was going to be a small test to get him ready for a world title shot against WBO super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt in his next fight.
If Top Rank finds a soft opponent for Valdez to fight, it’s still going to prepare him adequatedly for a tough match against Berchelt. Without a good step up fight for Valdez, it’ll be up to Top Rank whether they want to go ahead with a fight between him and Berchelt in the first half of 2020.
Top Rank needs to find replacement opponent for Valdez
Former WBO featherweight champion Valdez’s promoters at Top Rank Boxing will need to see if they can find a replacement willing to come in on 24 hours notice to face him in a 10 round fight. If they’re unable to find a replacement for Valdez, then the co-feature about between Carl Frampton and Tyler McCreary will slide into the main event.
Carl Frampton vs. Tyler McCreary
Former two division world champion Frampton (26-2, 15 KOs) weighed in at 128 lbs for his super featherweight debut against Tyler McCreary (16-0-1, 7 KOs). The American McCreary, 26, weighed in at 127.5 lbs.
As far as Gutierrez, you can only imagine how much he would have weighed after he rehydrated on Saturday night. It’s scary to imagine how heavy Gutierrez would be, and it be like like watching a super featherweight vs. a middleweight.
Gutierrez hasn’t done this before in coming over weight. Some boxing fans on social media think Gutierrez wanted out of the fight, and this was one of doing it. If this was a mistake on Gutierrez’s part, then the only thing you can think of to explain what went wrong is perhaps his training scale was off.
Carlos Adames vs. Patrick Teixeira
Junior middleweights Carlos Adames (18-0, 14 KOs) weighed in at 153.5 lbs for his fight against Patrick Teixeira (30-1, 22 KOs). The WBO interim 154-lb title will be on the line. The winnre of this fight could be the next WBO champion, as Jaime Munguia has vacated the belt, and is moving up to middleweight.
Other weights on Saturday’s card:
Arnold Barboza Jr 140 vs. William Silva 139.5
Adam Lopez 126 vs. Luis Coria 125.4
Guido Vianello 237 vs. Colby Madison 239
Andy Hiraoka 140 vs. Rogelio Casarez 139.5
Jared Anderson 237 vs. Stephen Kirnon 214
Xander Zayas 146.6 vs. Virgel Windfield 148
Brian Mendoza 146.2 vs. Larry Gomez 146