Bernard Hopkins-Joe Smith Jr. weigh-in results
Future hall of famer Bernard Hopkins weighed in at 174 pounds for what he says will be the final fight of his 28-year career, an HBO-televised light heavyweight bout on Saturday against Joe Smith Jr., who also weighed 174 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in at The Forum in Inglewood, California, where the scheduled 12 rounder will take place.
Undefeated featherweight contender Joseph Diaz Jr., who takes on Horacio Garcia in the HBO Championship Boxing co-feature, weighed in at the division limit of 126 pounds. Garcia, an experienced once-beaten stablemate of Canelo Alvarez, weighed in at 125.8 pounds.
WBO cruiserweight beltholder Oleksandr Usyk tipped the scale at 199.6 for the opening bout of the HBO broadcast, his first title defense against South African contender Thabiso Mchunu, who weighed in at 198.6 pounds. Usyk, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine, will be making his U.S. debut on Saturday.