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Garcia, Redkach make weight, finalize welterweight clash

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Danny Garcia (L) poses after his weigh0in with Ivan Redkach. Photo by John Melo.

By Ponciano "John" Melo Jr. 


Danny Garcia and Ivan Redkach were both successful on the scale on Friday’s weigh-in to signal the green light on Saturday night’s Showtime PBC at the Barclays Center in New York.

The former two-weight titleholder Garcia weighed in at exactly 147 pounds while the Ukrainian fighter Redkach was at 146 ¾ pounds.

The remaining boxers also made the cut on their respective divisions with Jarrett Hurd facing Francisco Santana in a 10-rounder junior middleweight match. Meanwhile, Stephen Fulton and Arnold Khegai will shot for the WBO junior featherweight eliminator to face the reigning champion Emmanuel Navaratte in a 12 round bout.

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For the main event, Garcia and Redkach will go head-to-head with the chance of fighting either Manny Pacquiao or Errol Spence Jr.

Garcia is the heavy favorite in the match but Redkach predicted a sixth-round victory for him.

Currently ‘Swift’ Garcia has a better professional record with 35 wins with 21 knockouts and two defeats while ‘El Terrible’ Redkach won 23 fights, 18 via knockouts, four losses, and a draw.

Coverage of the fight will be available at Bad Left hook at 7:00 PM Eastern Time with preliminary streaming on YouTube.

The three main fights will then be played by Showtime at 9:00 pm ET.

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