Rances Barthelemy and Kiryl Relikh will fight for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight Championship on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas. The boxers completed the weigh-in ceremony, last step before entering the ring, and are now ready to fight for the prestigious belt.
Barthelemy, a native of Cuba, hit the scales at 139.5 lbs, while Belarussian Relikh stopped the scale at 140 lbs. It will be the second fight between these two fighters, who fought last year with victory for Barthelemy by unanimous decision in a disputed fight.
Relikh is a warrior and plans to correct all the mistakes from the first fight to defeat the Cuban. Barthelemy, meanwhile, is very motivated to fight for the possibility of winning the belt and becoming the first Cuban in history to get three belts in three different divisions.
Barthelemy has 26 wins in his career and has not lost a fight, while 13 of his wins have been by knockout. Relikh, on the other hand, has 21 wins, 2 losses and 19 knockouts.