Martirosyan v Charlo threatens to go off at weigh-in (photos)

Phil Jay 28/03/2015

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.

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