A ten-pound weight allowance was more than enough room for both sides of this weekend’s IBF flyweight title fight.

Gabriela Fundora and Christina Cruz were both well within the limit during the same-day weight check ahead of their scheduled ten-round bout. Fundora was 116.4 pounds for the IBF-mandated second-day weigh-in, while Cruz was slightly lighter at 116 pounds.

Both boxers were required to weigh no more than 122 pounds to validate their title fight Saturday evening on DAZN from Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fundora (12-0, 5KOs) added just 5.2 pound to her 5’9” frame from the official pre-fight weigh-in. The 21-year-old southpaw from Coachella, California was 111.2 pounds during Friday’s session ahead of the first defense of her IBF flyweight title. Cruz (6-0, 0KOs)—a New York-City raised Boricua now based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida—was 111.6 pounds on Friday for her first shot at a major title.

All IBF-sanctioned fights require a second weigh-in to be conducted between 8:00-10:00 a.m. on the day of the fight. Boxers cannot gain more than ten pounds above the contracted limit.

Fundora won the IBF flyweight title in a sensational fifth-round knockout of four-time champ Arely Mucino last October 21 at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. Her win served as an uplifting moment for the family; her older brother, Sebastian Fundora (20-1-1, 13KOs) suffered his first career defeat earlier in the year in a seventh-round knockout to Brian Mendoza last April 8 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Cruz bids for her first major title after a late start to her pro career. The ageless former amateur boxing star (who turned 41 last December) went 99-40 in a decorated run that was once poised for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The pandemic forever altered that dream, at which point she turned pro in August 2021. The bout will also mark her first scheduled ten-round contest.

Headlining Saturday’s show, Tijuana’s Jaime Munguia (42-0, 33KOs) faces England’s John Ryder (32-6, 18KOs) in a scheduled twelve-round, super middleweight bout.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. X (formerly Twitter): @JakeNDaBox