Navarrete needed a privacy screen to make weight for Valdez title fight

PHOENIX — Emanuel Navarrete needed to strip naked and weigh-in in front of a privacy screen to make weight on his second attempt Friday at the Marriott Phoenix Resort.

He initially weighed 131.1-pounds but needed to get down to 130-pounds to ensure he could successfully defend his WBO junior lightweight world title.

His opponent, the challenger Oscar Valdez, weighed 129.8-pounds on his first attempt.

Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum was unfazed at Navarette's weight when speaking to ProBox TV backstage at the Top Rank fighter hotel.

“I don’t think that means anything,” said Arum to ProBox TV just one day ahead of the championship bout which takes place at the nearby Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale.

“He took his shorts off,” Arum continued, “and he was at the weight. It wasn’t like he had to go away, and then make the weight.”

Further down the card, Dajuan Callaway raised eyebrows when he weighed an astonishing 391.7-pounds for his heavyweight clash against Antonio Mireles, who weighed 270.7-pounds.

Later, Jorge Luis Marquez Alvarado weighed 133.7-pounds for a fight against novice boxer Emiliano Vargas, who was 134.8-pounds on the scales.

Then, Willie Jake Jr. weighed 249.6-pounds for his heavyweight battle against the 235.4-pounds Top Rank prospect Richard Torrez Jr.

Other weights:

Lindolfo Delgado: 140.7-pounds vs. Jair Valtierra: 139.4-pounds

Eduardo Ayala: 160-pounds vs. Sergio Rodriguez: 161-pounds

Ricardo Ruvalcaba: 141.6-pounds vs. Adrian Orban: 141.5-pounds