Tepora loses title after failing to make weight for Pacquiao-Broner undercard bout

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 19 2019 12:34 PM | Updated as of Jan 19 2019 02:20 PM

Tepora loses title after failing to make weight for Pacquiao-Broner undercard bout 1
Jhack Tepora was 5.5 pounds overweight. Wendell Alinea, MP Promotions

Bad news struck Filipino fight fans Saturday when Jhack Tepora lost his world interim featherweight crown after failing to make weight.

Tepora came in 5.5 pounds over the 126-pound limit. 

His bout against Mexico's Hugo Ruiz was supposed to be on the pay-per-view undercard on Saturday's WBA World Championship match between Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and American boxer Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was given 2 hours to shed off the excess weight but ultimately failed.

Thus, the WBA had to strip him of his interim featherweight crown and cancel his fight.

Alberto Guevarra will take Tepora's place to fight Ruiz. -- With a report from TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN News

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