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    Mexican Velasquez struggles to make weight limit for fight against Fareñas

    Mar 20, 2014
    Hector Velasquez had to sweat it out for two hours before making the super-featherweight limit.

    MICHAEL Fareñas (37-4-4, 29 knockouts) of the Philippines and Hector Velazquez (56-20-3, 38 KOs) of Mexico both made weight for their super-featherweight fight on Friday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juna.

    The two will be fighting for the World Boxing Council (WBC) ABCO super-featherweight title in a 12 round bout.

    Fareñas first weighed in at 130.5 pounds, but officially made the super-featherweight limit after dropping his boxer shorts and weighing in again.

    Velazquez on the other hand, struggled to reach the limit as he first came in at 135 pounds, which is already the limit in the lightweight division.

    The Mexican was doubtful at first if he could cut down five pounds in two hours, but was informed that there was a sauna room at the Lancaster Hotel. The former Manny Pacquiao foe finally reached the super-featherweight limit after two hours of sweating.

    The event, presented by CherrylumE, DIY (Do It Yourself) Hardware, and Harrix Wires and Cables, will be aired on GMA 7 on Saturday immediately after the noontime show Eat Bulaga.

    In the undercard, Dave Peñalosa weighed in at 123.5 pounds for his featherweight fight against Alem Robles also of Mexico.

    The Mexican weighed in half a pound over, but easily dropped the extra weight after joining Velasquez in the sauna room.

    The Penalosa-Robles fight has a catch weight of 124 lbs.

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    Hector Velasquez had to sweat it out for two hours before making the super-featherweight limit.
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