Tuesday, March 20, 2018  |


Antonio Orozco fails to appear at weigh-in, HBO fight off


Following a strange turn of events, HBO will televise only one fight on Saturday.

Antonio Orozco was scheduled to fight Roberto Ortiz in the 10-round co-feature, but shortly before it was time to step on the scale, he was nowhere to be found.

Representatives from Golden Boy Promtions made contact with Orozco in his room at the Renaissance in Los Angeles, and they were informed he had no plans to hop in the elevator and stroll over to the weigh-in being held in the hotel conference room.

Ortiz missed weight anyway. He was 142.5 pounds for the junior welterweight bout. 

The main event will go on, though.

Jorge Linares and Luke Campbell both showed off fit physiques ahead of their RING lightweight championship match.

Linares tipped the scales at 134.2 pounds; Campbell, who had a large group of supporters from England on hand cheering him on, was 134.8.

  • Mike, perhaps it’s possible HBO will show one of the CaneloGGG undercard fights on the replay portion. At least HBO has the replay as backup and now they have a little more time to let it roll. What a horrible disappointment about Orozco.

  • The Scientist

    these young guns need discipline!

  • Fist_ti_cuffs

    He should be suspended and taken to court for breech of contract.

  • Alberto Vazquez

    Orozco should just move up… Dude missed the 140 lbs twice…

  • Zachary Knox

    must have been a bad weight cut