Ryan Garcia, Emmanuel Tagoe, make weight ahead of Saturday's battle

Ryan Garcia and Emmanuel Tagoe successfully made weight for their 139-pound catchweight bout.

Despite nearly coming to blows Thursday, they tipped the scales with no further confrontation

Garcia weighed in at 138.8 pounds and Tagoe came in at 138.2 pounds.

Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) fights for the first time since getting dropped for the first time in his career and scoring a seventh-round TKO over Luke Campbell in January 2021. Mental health issues prevented him from fighting Javier Fortuna in July and a subsequent wrist injury axed him from a planned November bout against Jo Jo Diaz.

"You're gonna see what I always do," Garcia said after the weigh-in. "I go in the ring, and I search, find and destroy, so I'll be looking to have an explosive performance. Let's see what he brings."

The 23-year-old went back to Hall of Fame trainer Joe Goossen after a three-year stint with Team Canelo and Eddy Reynoso. Despite the awkward breakup, the goal remains the same.

"Just a man on the mission," Garcia said. "The job's not done, and I'm ready to prove who I am. So every day, every fight, I have that in mind, and I'll be bringing that into the ring with me."


Ryan Garcia (138.8) vs. Emmanuel Tagoe (138.2); 139-pound catchweight

Gabe Rosado (167.8) vs. Shane Mosley Jr. (167); super middleweight fight

Marlen Esparza (111.4) vs. Naoko Fujiokai (111.6); women's flyweight title unification

Dagoberto Aguero (122.8) vs. Azat Hovhannisyan (124.2); featherweight affair

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