Virgin Islands-based super welterweight contender John “Dah Rock” Jackson safely made weight at the WBC mandatory 30-day weigh-in.
On Saturday, May 21, at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jackson (20-2, 15 KOs), who will face undefeated Texan Jermell Charlo (27-0, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBC super welterweight title.
The pair will meet on a blockbuster card that will also feature the high-profile Erislandy Lara vs. Vanes Matirosyan rematch and Charlo’s brother Jermall defending his IBF World super welterweight against former world champion Austin Trout.
Under WBC rules, participants in title fights are required to weigh no more than 10% of their contracted weight 30 days from the fight and no more than 5% on fight night. Jackson weighed in at 167 lbs. on his way to hitting 154 lbs.
Jackson, the son of legendary champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, will be fighting for a world championship for the first time since turning professional in 2009.