IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming weighed in on Friday for Saturday’s card in Macau. Vazquez came in at 134.8 pounds, the same as his challenger Denis Shafikov. Shiming weighed 111.8 pounds.
Weigh-in photos from Macau of Miguel Vazquez-Denis Shafikov, Zou Shiming-Yokthong Kokietgym, Ryota Murata-Carlos Nascimento and Egor Mekhontsev-Atthaporn Jaritram. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez has quietly carved out a successful career in recent years but his cagey technical style turns off some fans. Vazquez, who defends against unbeaten Denis Shafikov on Saturday in Macau, hopes a victory earns him fights fans want to see.
Fighters for the Feb. 22 show in Macau arrive and stage public workouts. The card includes lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez vs. Denis Shafikov, plus Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata, Egor Mekhontsev and Zou Shiming.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez will attempt to defend his title for the sixth time when he faces undefeated Russian contender Denis Shafikov in Macau. The card will also feature three Olympic gold medalists in separate bouts.
Undefeated Russian lightweight contender Denis Shafikov signed a deal with Top Rank, RingTV.com learned on Wednesday. Shafikov will make his U.S. debut on the undercard of an Aug. 17 Solo Boxeo show.