Julio Cesar Martinez, Joel Cordova weigh in at division limit

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Julio Cesar Martinez and Joel Cordova on Friday made weight with no room to spare.

Martinez, who will be defending his flyweight title on Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the challenger both weighed in at the division limit of 112 pounds.

The first in a series of shows in Mexico planned by Matchroom Boxing and Canelo Promotions will be available on DAZN.

Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) won the vacant WBC 112-round title by stopping Cristofer Rosales in nine rounds in December 2019 and has successfully defended twice, most recently by stopping Moises Garcia in two rounds in October.

Martinez, a resident of Mexico City, has said he wants to move up to 115 pounds and face Juan Francisco Estrada or Roman Gonzalez after winning one more title at 112.

Cordova (12-4-2, 3 KOs), from Mexico City, is a relative unknown. He hasn’t lost since 2018 but has never faced an opponent anywhere near Martinez’s level. And his knockout percentage indicates that he’s a light puncher.

He’s coming off a first-round knockout of journeyman Ottoniel Zarate in January.

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