Benavidez (166.4), Lemieux (166.2) easily make weight for Saturday's WBC interim bout

GLENDALE, Arizona – There was no drama at the scales.

David Benavidez and David Lemieux easily made weight for their interim WBC super middleweight title bout. The scheduled 12-round contest will take place at Gila River in Glendale, Arizona, which will host the Showtime-televised tripleheader Saturday night.

Phoenix's Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs), who fights at home for the second time in a row, checked in at 166.4 pounds during Friday's weigh-in. Montreal's Lemieux (43-4, 36 KOs), who previously held the IBF version of the middleweight title in 2011, clocked in at 166.2 pounds for his fourth bout at 168-pounds.

The 25-year-old Benavidez, who has twice been stripped of the WBC middleweight world title without losing in the ring, has knocked out his last five opponents. He last fought last November 13, scoring a seventh-round TKO of late replacement Kyrone Davis at Footprint Center in Phoenix, the home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. A victory would catapult him into mandatory challenger status for the WBA "Super" 168-pound world title held by undisputed champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs).

In the chief support, talented prospect Yoelvis Gomez (5-0, 5 KOs) faces seasoned veteran Jorge Cota (30-5, 27 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round 154-pound affair. Gomez weighed 156.6 pounds and Cota came in at 156.8 pounds.

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