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Champ Garcia can't make weight

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DALLAS (AP)

Mikey Garcia has failed to make weight for his featherweight fight against former title-holder Juan Manuel Lopez.

The fight will go on Saturday night, with Lopez regaining the WBO title if he wins. The title will be vacant if Garcia wins.

The bout's promoter, Top Rank, tweeted the development Friday. A message left at Top Rank's office in Las Vegas was not immediately returned.

Garcia weighed in at 128 pounds, 2 over the featherweight limit. Lopez weighed in at 125 1/2.

Garcia had won the title from Orlando Salido with a unanimous decision in New York in January. Garcia is 31-0 with 26 knockouts. Lopez is 33-2 with 30 knockouts.

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