Ortiz weighs 156-pounds; Lawson weighs 152.4 ahead of Golden Boy's 2024 kick-off show

LAS VEGAS: We have a fight set for Saturday at the Virgin Hotels, an off-strip resort in Las Vegas, as Vergil Ortiz and Fredrick Lawson both made weight Friday ahead of their headline bout at the same venue atop a Golden Boy Promotions show.

Here are the weights:

  • Ortiz: 156-pounds
  • Lawson: 152.4-pounds

It is Ortiz's first fight since scalping Michael McKinson in the ninth round of a welterweight fight in Fort Worth, Texas — his only bout since August, 2021.

Ortiz has had health issues in recent years and fights at a higher weight this weekend.

He told ProBox TV this week that he wants to be active throughout the year, fighting three to four times.

Other athletes to make weight ahead of Saturday include:

  • Arnold Barboza Jr.: 139.4-pounds
  • Xolisani Ndongeni: 139.2-pounds
  • Raul Curiel: 146.8-pounds
  • Elias Diaz: 146.2-pounds
  • Ohara Davies: 140-pounds
  • Ismael Barroso: 139.6-pounds