Jose Zepeda, Josue Vargas make weight for Saturday’s fight

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Jose Zepeda and Josue Vargas came in under the 140-pound limit for their scheduled 10-round junior welterweight Saturday in New York (ESPN+).

Zepeda weighed 139.4, Vargas 139.0.

The fighters and their camps got into a scuffle after the fighters stepped off the scale, including the exchange of half-hearted — and perhaps choreographed — punches. However, it appeared that no one was injured.

Zepeda (34-2, 26 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Hank Lundy in May, which followed his 2020 Fight of the Year knockout over Ivan Baranchyk.

The Los Angeles-area fighter, a two-time title challenger, is hoping for another shot at a major belt.

Vargas (19-1, 9 KOs) last fought in April, when he easily outpointed Willie Shaw.

Here is a video of the weigh-in.

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