May 26, 2023 at 12:16 pm Bronco Lara and Leigh Wood after the weigh-in.
With the British boxing control body in doubt as to whether Mauricio “Bronco” Lara would continue as world champion after what happened, the WBA confirmed that the Mexican lost the title on scale.
After a control weigh-in later in the week, the BBBofC did not allow Bronco to reach 126 pounds, as they believed it would be dangerous to his health.
It is not known how much Bronco scored at said weigh-in, but they deemed it too dangerous for him to seek the division limit and they did not allow him to weigh in less than 128.5 pounds this Friday, for which he would lose the title. Went.
Thus, Bronco Lara, who was set for his first opening defense against Leigh Wood, would step into the ring at the Manchester Arena, but without the Monarch label.
“Mauricio Lara lost his World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight belt after failing to make weight today,” the organization published on its social networks.
Bronco Lara lost the title Leigh Wood will try to recover
Bronco weighed in at 129.8 pounds, nearly four over the division’s limit, to drop the title off the scale.
Wood complied by registering a weight of 125.9 pounds, well within the range of 126 and who would like to regain the crown.
“Leigh Wood will be able to choose for the title,” the body headed by Gilberto Jesús Mendoza confirmed.
According to WBA rules, if Bronco won, the title would become vacant.
As dictated by WBA regulation in its section “Rules on Official Weigh-Ins”, No. 6, “If the champion does not make the division’s limit weight after being given two (2) additional hours, he shall lose the title.” . If the challenger makes weight and wins the match, he will be declared champion. If the champion who made weight is the winner of the match, the title will be declared vacant.”
Bronco Lara regained the title on 18 February by knocking out Leigh Wood.
The fight will take place in Manchester this Saturday, but only the title will be available to the British, and the scepter will be vacant if Bronco wins again.