Sadam Ali, Johan Perez make weight for their fight in Tucson on Saturday

Las Vegan Jessie Vargas, right, celebrates after defeating Sadam Ali in the ninth round to win the World Boxing Organization welterweight championship Saturday in Washington, D.C. PHOTO BY TOM HOG ...

Sadam Ali, left, was stopped by Jessie Vargas in the ninth round of their title fight in March 2016 in Washington D.C./Photo by Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos


Sadam Ali of Brooklyn and Johan Perez of Venezuela on Friday successfully made weight for their welterweight bout Saturday at Casino Del Sol in Tucson (on ESPN2).

Ali weighed the 147-pound limit and Perez came in at 146.6 pounds.

Ali, who is ranked No. 8 by one governing body, is 24-1 with 14 knockouts. His only loss came to Jessie Vargas, who stopped Ali in the ninth round in a battle for a vacant world title in March 2016 in Washington D.C.

Perez is 22-3-2 with 15 knockouts.

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