Mauricio Lara misplaced the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) featherweight belt after failing to make weight on Friday. Nonetheless, the Mexican will step into the ring to face Leigh Wooden this Saturday however solely the Brit can have the choice to win the crown.
Because the WBA guidelines dictate of their part “guidelines in regards to the official weigh-in”, quantity 6 “If the champion doesn’t make the restrict weight of the division after the 2 (2) further hours granted, he/she is going to lose the title. If the challenger makes the burden and wins the bout, he shall be declared champion. If the champion who didn’t make the burden is the winner of the bout, the title can be declared vacant.”
On this case, Lara weighed in at 129.8 lbs on the scales, significantly above the 126 weight rules. Wooden weighed in at 125.9 lbs and would be the just one with the choice to combat for the championship.
Lara and Wooden fought in February of this yr and the bout ended with an awesome knockout by the previous. Now they’ll step into the ring for a rematch that guarantees to be full of pleasure.