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By Brian Webber: Gervonta Davis, Hector Luis Garcia, Jaron Ennis & Karen Chukhadzhian all successfully weighed in on Friday for their fights this Saturday night on Showtime PPV at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Fight fans outside the US can watch the fight card on FITETV – The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 12 a.m. ET
WBA ‘regular’ 135-lb champion Davis weighed in a pound under the lightweight limit at 134 lbs, while his opponent Garcia came in at 134 lbs for their 12 round headliner bout.
In the chief support bout weights, a very thin-looking welterweight Ennis weighed in at 145.6 lbs, and his opponent Chukhadzhian scaled in at 146.2 lbs for their battle for the vacant interim IBF welterweight belt.
Gervonta Davis 134 vs. Hector Luis Garcia 134
Jaron Ennis 145.6 vs. Karen Chukhadzhian 146.2
Rashidi Ellis 146.2 vs. Roiman Villa 145.8
Demetrius Andrade 167 vs. Demond Nicholson 167.2
Vito Mielnicki Jr 153.2 vs. Omar Rosales 152.8
Brandun Lee 141.4 vs. Diego Luque 141.2
Travon Marshall 149.8 vs. Shawn West 151.2
Ennis (29-0, 27 KOs) went overboard in making weight because he didn’t need to come in this low. It’s unknown if Ennis overdid it or if the scale he used during camp was off. Whatever the case, he didn’t need to take this much weight off.
Fortunately for Ennis, he’s not fighting one of the high-caliber welterweights like Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford, Vergil Ortiz Jr, or Eimantas Stanionis. Chukhadzhian (21-1, 11 KOs) is ranked #4 IBF, but he’s been facing lower-level opposition his entire eight-year career
Welterweight Rashidi Ellis (24-0, 15 KOs) weighed in at 146.2 lbs for his IBF 147-lb title eliminator against Roiman Villa (25-1, 24 KOs). For his part, Villa weighed in at 145.8 lbs. There’s a possibility that Ellis could face Jaron Ennis next.
Ellis and Boots Ennis exchanged words during Thursday’s final press conference for Saturday’s bout. Afterward, Ennis revealed that Rashidi had been offered the fight on Saturday against him, but he turned it down because the money wasn’t right.
Super middleweight Demetrius Andrade (31-0, 19 KOs) weighed in at 167 lbs, and his opponent Demond Nicholson (26-4-1, 22 KOs) weighed in 167.2 lbs for their 10 round bout.
The former two-division world champion Demetrius has been calling out Jermall Charlo all week, but he hasn’t gotten a nibble from him.
It’s almost forlorn at this point with the way Andrade keeps calling out Jermall when it’s painfully obvious that the Texas native isn’t remotely interested in fighting him.
Hopefully, someone pulls Andrade to the side and clues him in to stop embarrassing himself by asking Charlo for a fight because it’s clear to all that he’s not interested for whatever reason.
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