Jhonny Gonzalez 126, Jorge Arce 126
RING No. 1-rated featherweight Jhonny Gonzalez and three-division titlewinner Jorge Arce each weiged in at the division limit of 126 pounds a day before Gonzalez’s defense of his WBC belt on Saturday in Arce’s hometown of Los Mochis, Mexico.
Gonzalez (56-8, 47 knockouts) has scored 13 knockouts in his past 16 victories and was last in action for a 10th-round technical decision over previously unbeaten Clive Atwell in May.
The win over Atwell represented the first defense of the belt Gonzalez won by a shocking first-round knockout of previously unbeaten Abner Mares.
Arce (64-7-2, 49 KOs), 35, has scored three straight knockouts since being stopped in the third round by Nonito Donaire in December 2012.
Arce announced his retirement after the loss to Donaire only to return for an eighth-round stoppage of Jose Carmona last November. In succession, Arce then stopped Aldimar Silva Santos in the fifth round and Jorge Lacierva in the eighth.
Arce has won title belts in the junior flyweight, junior bantamweight and junior featherweight divisions.
GLEN TAPIA 156, DONATAS BONDOROVAS 155
Junior middleweight Glen Tapia (21-1, 13 KOs) and rival Donatas Bondorovas (18-5-1, 6 KOs) weighed 156 and, 155 in advance of Saturday’s clash at Bally’s in Atlantic City.
Tapia (21-1, 13 KOs), 24, is returning to the site of his last fight, where he scored an 82-second knockout over Keenan Collins. Prior to Collins, Tapia lost by sixth-round stoppage to James Kirkland.
Bondorovas is 1-2 in his past three fights, and is coming off a six-round unanimous-decision loss to Willie Monroe Jr. in February.
For another bout, Philadelphia super middleweight Jesse Hart (14-0, 11 KOs) and Roberto Jose Acevedo (8-2, 5 KOs) weighed 168 pounds each, and junior middleweights Mikael Zewski (24-0, 19 KOs) and Robert Ventura (13-9, 13 KOs) both came in at 150 pounds.
Below are the weights for other bouts on the Tapia-Bondorovas card:
Toka Kahn Clary 128 vs. Jose Del Valle 129
Julian Rodriguez 140 vs. Christian Steele 138
Mike Reed 140 vs. Osnel Charles 138
George Arias 221 vs. Edwin Ranquillo 238
DUSTY HERNANDEZ-HARRISON TO FIGHT IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ON NOV. 1
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will return to action on Nov. 1 at The Constitution Hall in his native Washington, D.C., according to his attorney and promoter, Jeff Fried, of All-In Entertainment.
A 20-year-old welterweight with a record of 23-0 that includes 12 knockouts, Hernandez-Harrison will face an opponent to be determined on a card that will feature “some other strategic fighters,” according to Fried.
“Dusty headlined May 18, 2013, and nearly sold out The University of the District of Columbia,” said Fried. “We will promote hard to sell out Constitution Hall. You will like the card.”
In his last fight, Hernandez-Harrison unanimously decisioned Wilfredo Acuna on the undercard of WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin’s third-round stoppage over ex-beltholder Daniel Geale at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Hernandez-Harrison’s victory over Acuna marked his second appearance at the Garden, having unanimously decisioned Josh Torres on the undercard of Golovkin’s eighth-round stoppage of Curtis Stevens last November.
Hernandez-Harrison, who regularly draws well in Washington, D.C., threw out the first pitch at the National League East division champion Washington Nationals’ 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sept. 26.