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.
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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