Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fight Night Boxing Weights: A List Of Unofficial Weigh-in Weights After Rehydration

The following is a resource page for all the publicly issued "rehydration" weights of the sub-heavyweight boxing divisions. Please, bookmark for future reference. I will be updating this page with regularity. I also urge all channels broadcasting boxing to do this as HBO tends to do, when they can. It is a matter of great interest amongst boxing's most hardcore fan base and one of the things HBO gets very right. The official weigh-ins are only to ensure that boxers make their requirements for maximum weight, as opposed to actually telling what their weights are when they enter the ring. Because there can be such drastic differences in such a short period of time, this is very, very relevant to the perception of the matches, both before and after. Fans see two guys weighing in at 139 and 140 pounds, then they come in the next day, dehydrated and rehydrated, and they're 144 and 151, but you'll never know to look at their boxrec.com page, at this time.

*Please note, all weights are listed in pounds.

*For a list of tales of the tapes which did NOT feature their unofficial weights, please visit this list: http://basementgymboxing.blogspot.com/2014/06/list-of-hbo-fights-which-had-no.html

*Most of these come from HBO's broadcasts, with several newer listings from Showtime, as I've never seen them done for ESPN, FS1 or NBC Sports matches. Let's hope they follow suit.

*We are updating to include names hyperlinked to the fighters' Boxrec pages and showing their official weights on the left and rehydration weights on the right. Thanks for referencing our page, and to anyone who links to us. We hope we are useful to you and thank you if you are helpful to us or even interested enough in the sport to stop by.



Wisaksil Wangek VS Juan Francisco Estrada - Contested at Super Flyweight

Wangek: Official: 114.8 - Unofficial: 129.6
Estrada: Official: 115 - Unofficial: 126.2

Carlos Cuadras VS McWilliams Arroyo - Contested at Super Flyweight 

Cuadras: Official: 114.6 - Unofficial: 126 
Arroyo: Official: 114.2 - Unofficial: 123.8 

Donnie Nietes VS Juan Carlos Reveco: Contested at Flyweight

Nietes:   Official: 111.6 - Unofficial: 124.4
Reveco: Official: 112 - Unofficial: 124.1


Lucas Matthysse VS Tewa Kiram - Contested at Welterweight

Matthysse: Official: 147 - Unofficial: 156.75
Kiram: Official: 146.5 - Unofficial: 160.5

Jorge Linares VS Mercito Gesta 
(HBO Broadcast)

Linares: Official: 135 - Unofficial: 145.5
Gesta: Official: 134.75 - Unofficial: 148





Viktor Postol VS Lucas Matthysse - Contested at Light Welterweight

Postol: Official: 139.5 - Unofficial: 148
Matthysse: Official: 139.5 - Unofficial: 151

Humberto Soto VS Antonio Orozco - Contested at Light Welterweight: I don't know what the specifics of this billed Light Welterweight/140-pound bout were but Soto weighed in right on the limit and Orozco weighed in within a pound. This was also slightly fuzzy as HBO's TOTT had Orozco weighing 140.5 and Boxrec had him listed at 140.75.

Soto: Official: 140 - Unofficial: 154
Orozco: Official: 140.5 - Unofficial: 154


Sergey Kovalev VS Nadjib Mohammedi - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Kovalev: Official: 174.5 - Unofficial: 183.5
Mohammedi: Official: 173 - Unofficial: 180.5

Jean Pascal VS Yunieski Gonzalez - Contested at Cruiserweight, but both considered to be campaigning at light heavyweight but it's my understanding that there was a catch-weight agreement for 178 pounds.

Pascal: Official: 178 - Unofficial: 188
Gonzalez: Official: 177.5 - Unofficial: 189

Source for catch-weight agreement: ProBoxing Fans


Oscar Valdez VS Ruben Tamayo - Contested at Super Featherweight
Oscar Valdez: Official: 127.5 - Unofficial: 135.5
Ruben Tamayo: Official: 128 - Unofficial: 138

Miguel Cotto VS Daniel Geale - Contested at the Middleweight class, but limited to a catch-weight of 158 pounds, as requested by Miguel Cotto's camp.

Cotto: Official: 153.6 - Unofficial: HBO could not get Cotto's weight, which is normal for Cotto.
Geale: Official: 157 - Unofficial: 182 - This is a noteworthy gain and Jim Lampley made special note that it was with Geale's street clothes on, but obviously still massive.  Lampley guesses it's more like 175 in boxing gear but that seems a little low for the difference, to me.
Errol Spence Junior VS Phil Lo Greco - Contested technically at Light Middleweight. Spence is assumed to be a welterweight prospect though often fights just above the limit. Lo Greco is thought to be a Light Middleweight fighter, but was called on short notice (3 days). This was a PBC broadcast TOTT.

Spence: Official: 149 - Unofficial: 162
Lo Greco: Official: 152 - Unofficial: 164

Terrell Gausha VS Luis Grajeda - Contested at Light Middleweight: While Gausha came in technically at light middleweight, Grajeda was technically two pounds into the middleweight range, and is listed as a middleweight fighter.
(PBC on NBC Broadcast)
Gausha: Official: 154 - Unofficial: 169
Grajeda: Official: 156 - Unofficial: 167
Alfredo Angulo VS Delray Raines - Contested at (unknown agreement on the limit, Raines coming in at the Middleweight limit, Angulo coming in a few pounds over it)
(PBC card, NBC+NBC Sports split broadcast)

Angulo: Official: 162.2 - Unofficial: 176.4
Raines: Official: 160 - Unofficial: 172.8 

Robert Guerrero VS Aaron Martinez - Contested at Welterweight
(TOTT from PBC, on NBC)

Guerrero Official: 145.6 - Unofficial: 156

Martinez: Official: 146.6 - Unofficial: 159.8


Roman Gonzalez VS Edgar Sosa - Contested at Flyweight

Gonzalez: Official: 111 - Unofficial: 124
Sosa: Official: 112 - Unofficial: 125

*Jim Lampley was quoted as saying Sosa needed another half an hour to make the weight. 

Gennady Golovkin VS Willie Monroe Junior - Contested at Middleweight

Golovkin: Official: 159 - Unofficial: 170
Monroe Junior: Official: 160 - Unofficial: 172

Antonio Orozco VS Emmanuel Taylor - Contested at Welterweight (though both presumed light welterweight fighters)
(TruTV Broadcast Card)

Orozco: Official: 141 - Unofficial: 148
Taylor: Official: 141 - Unofficial: 150

Jose Benavidez Junior VS Jorge Paez Junior - Contested at Light Welterweight
(TruTV Broadcast Card)

Benavidez: Official: 139 - Unofficial:  153

Paez: Official 140 - Unofficial: 150

Commentators made mention that Paez had difficulty making weight, though it was Benavidez that ended up heavier.

Konstantin Ponomarev VS Mikael Zewski - Contested at Welterweight
(TruTV Broadcast, to be added shortly)


Sadam Ali VS Francisco Santana - Contested at Welterweight

Ali: Official: 146.75 - Unofficial: 153
Santana: Official: 146.5 - Unofficial: 167

Danny Garcia VS Lamont Peters - Contested at Welterweight, with a catch-weight limit imposed, 143 pounds, although BOTH fighters were holding major Light Welterweight titles, neither of which could be on the line, unfortunately. While Peterson held a major title at 140/Light Welterweight, Garcia was regarded to be the lineal champion of the division. The rehydration weights were said by commentator Kenny Rice to be "with clothes" so I am assuming this means in full street clothes, as opposed to how they'd be walking to the ring, shirtless, in trunks, etc.
(PBC Broadcast)

Garicia: Official: 142.25 - Unofficial: 157
Peterson: Official: 143 - Unofficial: 165


Sergey Kovalev VS Jean Pascal - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Kovalev: Official: 174.25 - Unofficial: 189

Pascal: Official: 175 - Unofficial: 185

Isaac Chilemba VS Vasily Lepikhin - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Chilemba: Official: 175 - Unofficial: 185
Lepikhin: Official: 175 - Unofficial: 182

Adrien Broner VS John Molina - This bout was meant to be at a limit between the light welterweight maximum of 140 and a special +1 rule bleeding into the welterweight class, by contract. 

Broner: Official: 141 - Unofficial: 157
Molina: Official: 140 - Unofficial: 154

Keith Thurman VS Robert Guerrero - Contested at Welterweight

Thurman: Official: 147 - Unofficial: 162
Guerrero:  Official: 147 - Unofficial: 152 was listed on the TOTT, but Marv Albert announced the number as 157


Amir Imam VS Fidel Maldonado Junior - Contested at Light Welterweight

Imam: Official: 140 - Unofficial: 152
Maldonado: Official: 139 - Unofficial: 153

Brandon Rios VS Mike Alvarado - Contested at Welterweight

Rios: 163
Alvarado:  161

Gilberto Ramirez VS Maxim Vlasov - Contested at Light Heavyweight, with a catch-weight limit of 171 pounds agreed upon.

Ramirez: 170.5 - 182
Vlasov: 170 - 179



Jermall Charlo VS Lenny Bottai - Contested at Light Middleweight

Charlo: 170
Bottai: 160

Erislandy Lara VS Ishe Smith - Contested at Light Middleweight

Lara: 170.5
Smith: ?

Badou Jack VS Francisco Sierra - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Jack: 183
Sierra: 200

Andy Lee VS Matt Korobov - Contested at Middleweight

Lee: 167.5
Korobov: 174

Timothy Bradley VS Diego Chaves - Contested at Welterweight

Bradley: 156
Chaves: 154

Jose Benavidez Junior VS Mauricio Herrera - Contested at Light Welterweight

Herrera: Official: 139.5 - Unofficial: 154
Benavidez: Official: 138.5 - Unofficial: 150


Evgeny Gradovich VS Jayson Velez - Contested at Featherweight

Gradovich: 140
Velez: 137

Terence Crawford VS Raymundo Beltran - Contested at Lightweight

Crawford: 153
Beltran: 147

Manny Pacquiao VS Chris Algieri - Contested at Welterweight, with a 144-pound catch-weight
(Chris Algieri, though he was the fighter moving up in weight from his last contest, and a licensed nutritionist, was forced to take some clothes off and try again, then come back in about a half an hour for another trip, and made the weight)

Pacquiao: 149
Algieri: 155

Sergey Kovalev VS Bernard Hopkins - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Kovalev: 188
Hopkins: 182 

Sadam Ali VS Luis Carlos Abregu - Contested at Welterweight

Ali: 150
Abregu: 160

Gennady Golovkin VS Marco Antonio Rubio - Contested at Middleweight, with Rubio failing to make weight and accepting a purse cut to stay at 161.75 (to be 100% precise, Jim Lampley says 161.8), even stripped completely naked at the weigh-in.

Golovkin: 173
Rubio: 181

Nicholas Walters VS Nonito Donaire - Contested at Featherweight

Donaire: 133
Walters 138


Sergey Kovalev VS Blake Caparello - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Kovalev: 185
Caparello: 185

Jessie Vargas VS Anton Novikov - Contested at Light Welterweight

Vargas: 148
Novikov: 157

Brandon Rios VS Diego Gabriel Chaves - Contested at Welterweight (Chaves weighed one pound over the limit)

Rios: 159
Chaves: 156


Vasyl Lomachenko VS Gary Russell Junior - Contested at Featherweight

Lomachenko: 138
Russell: 138.5

Terence Crawford VS Yuriorkis Gamboa - Contested at Lightweight

Crawford: 152
Gamboa: 145

Matvey Korobov VS Jose Uzcategui - Contested at Middleweight

Korobov: 173
Uzcategui: 175


Juan Manuel Marquez VS Mike Alvarado (Contested at Welterweight (147), with a catch weight limit of 143, Alvarado coming in a hair over and the Marquez camp not bothering to hold it against him

Marquez: 148
Alvarado: 152

Viktor Postol VS Selcuk Aydin - Contested at Light Welterweight limit (140)

Postol: 148
Aydin: 148


Manny Pacquiao VS Timothy Bradley (rematch) - Contested at Welterweight

Pacquiao:  151
Bradley: 152


Orlando Salido VS Vasyl Lomachenko - This was scheduled for Featherweight with Salido failing to make weight and weighing 128.25 - Lomachenko made the Featherweight limit. So, in essence it was contested at Featherweight for Lomachenko and Super Featherweight for Salido.

Salido: 147
Lomachenko: 136

Sergey Kovalev VS Cedric Agnew - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Kovalev: 183
Agnew: 187


Jean Pascal VS Lucian Bute - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Pascal: 185
Bute: 184

Source: During the HBO broadcast's tale of the tape



Matthew Macklin VS Lamar Russ - Contested at Middleweight 

Macklin: 172
Russ: 168

Ricardo Alvarez VS Rod Salka - Contested at Light Welterweight, with Alvarez weighing a half pound over the limit

Alvarez: 155.5
Salka: 146.5

James Kirkland VS Glen Tapia - Contested at Middleweight, despite both being ranked as Light Middleweights and only slightly going above weight, the ultimate contracts allowed a 156-pound limit, just inside the Middleweight division.

Kirkland: 168
Tapia: 165


Manny Pacquiao VS Brandon Rios - Contested at Welterweight

Pacquiao: 150
Rios: 159

Demetrius Andrade VS Vanes Martirosyan - Contested at Light Middleweight

Andrade: 166
Martirosyan: 164

Nonito Donaire VS Vic Darchinyan II - Contested at Featherweight

Donaire: 131
Darchinyan: 133

Adonis Stevenson VS Tony Bellew - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Stevenson: 189
Bellew: 190

Miguel Angel Garcia/Mikey Garcia VS Roman Martinez/Rocky Martinez - Contested at Super Featherweight

Garcia: 142
Martinez: 139

Sergey Kovalev VS Ismayl Sillakh - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Kovalev: 181
Sillakh: 185


Timothy Bradley VS Juan Manuel Marquez - Contested at Welterweight

Bradley: 154
Marquez: 150 

Ruslan Provodnikov VS Mike Alvarado - Contested at Light Welterweight

Provodnikov: 148
Alvarado: 157

Peter Quillin VS Gabriel Rosado - Contested at Middleweight 

Quillin: 170 
Rosado: 175

Terence Crawford VS Andrey Klimov - Contested at Lightweight

Crawford: 149
Klimov: 140


Gennady Golovkin VS Matthew Macklin - Contested at Middleweight

Golovkin: 170
Macklin: 170

Yuriorkis Gamboa VS Darleys Perez - Contested at Lightweight

Gamboa:  144
Perez: 143

Erislandy Lara VS Alfredo Angulo - Contested at Light Middleweight

Lara: 164
Angulo:  174

Marcos Rene Maidana VS Josesito Lopez - Contested at Welterweight

Maidana: 156.5
Lopez: 158.75


Keith Thurman VS Diego Chaves - Contested at Welterweight

Thurman: 156
 Chaves: 157.75


Abner Mares VS Daniel Ponce De Leon - Contested at Featherweight

Mares: 126 - 133
Ponce De Leon: 126 - 137.5

Lucas Matthysse VS Lamont Peterson - Contested at Welterweight, with a catch weight merely one pound above the Light Welterweight limit

Matthysse: 150
Peterson: 149

Luis Arias VS DonYil Livingston - Contested at Super Middleweight 

Arias: 180.75
Livingston: 178.5

Badou Jack VS Michael Gbenga - Contested at Light Heavyweight (range)

Jack: 178.5
Gbenga: 182.75


Terrell Gausha VS William Waters - Contested at Super Middleweight
*I believe this fight, though in the Super Middleweight class was meant to be at a catch weight of 164 pounds, instead of 168.

Gausha: 184 (Gausha rehydrated 20 pounds)
Waters: 172.5


Terence Crawford VS Breidis Prescott - Contested at Light Welterweight

Crawford: 150
Prescott: 157


Lucas Matthysse VS Mike Dallas Junior - Contested at Light Welterweight

Matthysse: 163.5 ***Lucas implies this is Showtime error, ten pounds up, and he was really 153 pounds in interview with Tha Boxing Voice. This would be consistent with his other weigh-ins. He implied only a comfort in making weight.***

Dallas Junior: 151.5



Keith Thurman VS Carlos Quintana - Contested at Light Middleweight with a 152-pound catch-weight limit

Thurman: 160
Quintana: 165


Guillermo Rigondeaux VS Robert Marroquin - Contested at Super Bantamweight (122)

Rigondeaux: 122 - 128
Marroquin: 122 - 134


Brandon Rios VS Mike Alvarado - Contested at Light Welterweight

Rios: 149
Alvarado: 152

Nonito Donaire VS Jorge Arce - Contested at Super Bantamweight

Donaire: 129
Arce: 135
Also sourced to ESPN: Donaire blasts Arce into retirement


Andre Ward VS Chad Dawson - Contested at Super Middleweight

Ward: 176
Dawson: 185

Source: During the HBO broadcast's tale of the tape

Antonio DeMarco VS John Molina Junior - Contested at Lightweight

DeMarco: 141
Molina: 148

Gennady Golovkin VS Gregorz Proksa - Contested at Middleweight

Golovkin: 168
Proksa: 166


Nonito Donaire VS Jeffrey Mathebula - Contested at Super Bantamweight

Donaire: 132
Mathebula: 136

Danny Garcia VS Amir Khan - Contested at Light Welterweight

Khan: 148
Garcia: 150


Timothy Bradley VS Manny Pacquiao I - Contested at Welterweight

Bradley: 147
Pacquiao: 150

Randall Bailey VS Mike Jones - Contested at Welterweight

Bailey: 155
Jones: 154


Saul Alvarez VS Shane Mosley - Contested at Light Middleweight

Alvarez: 167
Mosley: 164


Danny Garcia VS Erik Morales I - Scheduled for Light Welterweight, Danny Garcia makes weight at 139.5 and fights for a title there, while Morales weighs in at 142, vacating that same title. Effectively, it's contested as a Light Welterweight VS a Welterweight.

Garcia: 152
Morales: 155



James Kirkland VS Alfredo Angulo - Contested at Light Middleweight

Kirkland: ???
Angulo: 163

Angulo's weight was released by HBO commentator Jim Lampley, however, not Kirkland's. Jim said:

"Alfredo Angulo unofficially weighs 163 tonight and the people in Kirkland's camp would not let us know what is his unofficial weight."


Sergio Martinez VS Darren Barker - Contested at Middleweight

Martinez: 165
Barker: 168


Floyd Mayweather Junior VS Victor Ortiz - Contested at Welterweight
Mayweather: 150
Ortiz: 164

Yuriorkis Gamboa VS Daniel Ponce De Leon - Contested at Super Featherweight (both were ranked Featherweights, weighing in a pound over the weight limit, officially)

Gamboa: 138
Ponce De Leon: 137

Erik Morales VS Pablo Cesar Cano - Contested at Light Welterweight

Morales: 150
Cano: 151

Andre Berto VS Jan Zaveck - Contested at Welterweight

Berto: 160
Zaveck:  159


Amir Khan VS Zab Judah - Contested at Light Welterweight

Khan: 151
Judah: 150


Julio Cesar Chavez Junior VS Sebastian Zbik - Contested at Middleweight 

Chavez: 180
Zbik: 165

Devon Aleander VS Lucas Matthysse - Contested at Light Welterweight

Alexander: 151
Matthysse: 153


Chad Dawson VS Adrian Diaconu - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Dawson: 187
Diaconu: 186
Bernard Hopkins VS Jean Pascal II (rematch) - Contested at Light Heavyweight

Hopkins: 186
Pascal:    186


Robert Guerrero VS Michael Katsidis - Contested at Lightweight

Guerrero: Official: 134 - Unofficial: 146
Katsidis:  Official: 134 - Unofficial: 145


Adrien Broner VS Daniel Ponce De Leon - Contested at Super Featherweight

Broner: 144
Ponce De Leon: 136

Saul Alvarez VS Matthew Hatton - Contested at Light Middleweight

Alvarez: 165
Hatton:  157


Nonito Donaire VS Fernando Montiel - Contested at Bantamweight

Donaire: 126
Montiel:  134


Timothy Bradley VS Devon Alexander - Contested at Light Welterweight

Bradley: 148
Alexander: 152



Amir Khan VS Marcos Rene Maidana - Contested at Light Welterweight

Khan: 149
Maidana: 149


Guillermo Rigondeaux VS Ricardo Cordoba - Contested at Super Bantamweight

Rigondeaux: 124
Cordoba: 133

Robert Guerrero VS Vicente Escobedo - Contested at Lightweight
Guerrero: 142
Escobedo: 143

Juan Manuel Marquez VS Michael Katsidis - Contested at Lightweight

Marquez: Official: 134 - Unofficial: 145
Katsidis:  Official: 135 - Unofficial: 144

Manny Pacquiao VS Antonio Margarito - Contested at Light Middleweight

Pacquiao: 148
Margarito: 165

Andre Berto VS Freddy Hernandez - Contested at Welterweight

Berto: 159
Hernandez: 153


Shane Mosley VS Sergio Mora - Contested at Light Middleweight, with Mora failing to meet the weight obligation by 3 pounds

Mosley: 164
Mora: 164

Sergio Martinez VS Paul Williams II - Contested at Middleweight with a 158-pound catch-weight limit

Martinez: 168
Williams: 168

Victor Ortiz VS Vivian Harris - Both weighed in at 142 pounds - Technically contested at Welterweight.

Ortiz: 155
Harris: 150

Yuriorkis Gamboa VS Orlando Salido -  Contested at Featherweight

Gamboa: 140
Salido: 140

Brandon Rios VS Anthony Peterson - Contested at Lightweight 

Rios: 151
Peterson: 139


Devon Alexander VS Andriy Kotelnik - Contested at Light Welterweight

Alexander: 149
Kotelnik: 148


Juan Manuel Marquez VS Juan Diaz II - Contested at Lightweight

Marquez: 143
Diaz: 144

Dmitry Pirog VS Danny Jacobs - Contested at Middleweight

Pirog: 170
Jacobs: 170


Andre Berto VS Carlos Quintana - Contested at Welterweight

Berto: 153.5
Quintana: 161

Lucian Bute VS Edison Miranda - Contested at Super Middleweight

Bute: 182
Miranda: 185

Sergio Martinez VS Kelly Pavlik - Contested at Middleweight

Pavlik:     Official: 159.5 - Unofficial: 178
Martinez: Official: 159.5 - Unofficial: 167


Marcos Rene Maidana VS Victor Cayo - Contested at Light Welterweight

Maidana: 149
Cayo: 150

For matches with a listing in the 2000's, please click the following link:


For matches with a listing in the 1990's, please click the following link:


Source: Sources for all matches are during the fight broadcast's tale of the tape unless otherwise noted.

Post comments for any potential corrections or requests, please.

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