What Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg actually weighed at the time of their fight tonight might surprise a few and provide more insight and perspective into why Quigg came over weight at during Friday’s weigh-ins.
Quigg missing weight for the WBO featherweight title contest by 2.8lbs was the big story going into this weekend’s fight on ESPN.
A man always known for his professionalism and not long in the featherweight division having moved up from 122lbs (super bantamweight), with a history of usually always making weight – some wondered could he have done it on purpose.
Well, after watching the fight, tactically an argument could be made that he did miss weight on purpose.
As using his strength and size was something that he tried to impart on champion Valdez.
Add to this, he refused to do a same day weigh-in check on the day of the fight too.
But what did both men actually weigh on fight night this weekend?
Here’s what they did:
Quigg 142.2lbs and Valdez 135.6lbs.
The weight for featherweight was 126lbs so Valdez put on a fair bit of weight himself following the weigh in.
While Quigg nearly came in not far off welterweight by the time of the fight.