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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Jose Zepeda (L) and Josue Vargas (R) pose during the weigh-in prior to their fight at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2021 in New York City.(Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

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Jose Zepeda, Josue Vargas make weight for Saturday’s world title fight

Jose Zepeda and Josue Vargas came in under the 140-pound limit for their scheduled 10-round junior welterweight Saturday in New York (ESPN+).

Zepeda weighed 139.4, Vargas 139.0.

The fighters and their camps got into a scuffle after the fighters stepped off the scale, including the exchange of half-hearted — and perhaps choreographed — punches. However, it appeared that no one was injured.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 29: Jose Zepeda (L) and Josue Vargas (R) face-off during the weigh-in prior to their fight at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2021 in New York City.(Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Zepeda (34-2, 26 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Hank Lundy in May, which followed his 2020 Fight of the Year knockout over Ivan Baranchyk.

The Los Angeles-area fighter, a two-time title challenger, is hoping for another shot at a major belt.

Vargas (19-1, 9 KOs) last fought in April, when he easily outpointed Willie Shaw.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 29: Carlos Caraballo (L) and Jonas Sultan (R) face-off during the weigh-in prior to their fight at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2021 in New York City.(Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Full weigh-in results:

    •    Jose Zepeda 139.4 lbs vs. Josue Vargas 139 lbs 
(Zepeda’s WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title — 10 Rounds)

•    Carlos Caraballo 117.6 lbs vs. Jonas Sultan 117.6 lbs 
(Vacant WBO Intercontinental Bantamweight Title — 10 Rounds)

(ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 29: Jonathan Guzman (L) and Carlos Jackson (R) face-off during the weigh-in prior to their fight at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2021 in New York City.(Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

•   Jonathan Guzman 123 lbs vs. Carlos Jackson 123 lbs 
(Junior Featherweight — 8 Rounds)

   •    Mathew Gonzalez 143 lbs vs. Dakota Linger 141.8 lbs
 
(Junior Welterweight — 6 Rounds)

   •    Pablo Valdez 148.4 lbs vs. Alejandro Martinez 148.6 lbs
 
(Welterweight — 6 Rounds)

   •       Jahi Tucker 147.6 lbs vs. Jorge Rodrigo Sosa 145.2 lbs
 
(Welterweight — 6 Rounds)

  •       Ray Cuadrado 129.6 lbs vs. Michael Land 129.4 lbs
 
(Junior Lightweight — 4 Rounds)

   •      Kasir Goldston 142 lbs vs. Marc Misiura 142.2 lbs
 
(Junior Welterweight — 4 Rounds)

Credit: Top Rank

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