Former training partners and friends Vanes Martirosyan and Jermell Charlo went head-to-head, literally, on Friday as the super welterweight contenders prepare for battle on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Martirosyan is aiming to end Charlo’s perfect 25-0 record and get back into world title contention, whilst the younger, fresher ‘Iron Man’ is destined to be a recognised champion in the near future, according to promoter Oscar De LA Hoya.
Both fighters made the agreed weight of 155lbs.
The pair line-up in the co-feature for the WBC featherweight title main event between Jhonny Gonzalez and Gary Russell Jr who had no problems hitting the 126lb mark.
Gonzalez v Russell/Charlo v Martirosyan is live on Showtime in the US from 10pm ET and BoxNation in the UK from 2am. Subscribe at BoxNation.
See weights below: