The intriguing Premier Boxing Champions’ on ESPN card became official when all four of the event’s main card made weight Friday afternoon. The quartet of Danny Garcia, Paulie Malignaggi, Daniel Jacobs and Sergio Mora all came in just below their contracted limits, resulting in a lack of drama at the weigh-ins.
Former junior middleweight champion Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs) first hit the scale and came in eight ounces under the 160-pound limit. Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) followed suit and his mark at 159.8 pounds, allowing him to officially defend his WBA middleweight strap.
The night’s main event’s combatants also hit the stage without a hitch. Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs), a former world champion at 140 and 147 pounds, tipped the scale at 146.8 pounds. Not to be outdone, WBC junior welterweight champion Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) came in two ounces lighter.
PBC on ESPN Weigh-in results:Danny Garcia (146.6) vs. Paulie Malignaggi (146.8)
Daniel Jacobs (159.8) vs. Sergio Mora (159.2)
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