Dy, Pitpitunge miss weight for PXC title fights

MANILA, Philippines – A grim debacle has hit Pacific Xtreme Combat’s first 2015 live event in the country on Saturday, June 13 as Rolando Gabriel Dy and Crisanto Pitpitunge missed weight during the official weigh-in that was held on Friday morning, June 12 at Privato Hotel in Pasig City.

Dy was a half-pound over the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds, while Pitpitunge tipped the scales at 126 pounds.

The two Filipino fighters were originally penciled to vie for world titles in separate matches at Saturday’s PXC 48, which takes place at Pasig City’s Ynares Sports Arena.

The Games and Amusements Board gave Dy and Pitpitunge an hour to meet the contracted weight, but both men opted not to cut the excess heft.

On the other hand, PXC bantamweight titleholder Kyle Aguon checked in at 134 pounds for his rematch against Dy.

In their first meeting, Dy was forced to resort to extreme measures by shaving all the hair on his body to unerringly weigh 135 pounds.

The 24-year-old son of former boxing world champion Rolando Navarrete had to do the same manner to make weight, but he was unsuccessful this time around.

As a result, Aguon will keep the belt and is now tasked to face Dy in a three-round non-title bout that was relegated to co-headliner status.

Despite pushing the action from bell to bell, Dy failed to capture the vacant bantamweight belt as he bowed down to Aguon via controversial split decision at PXC 45 in Guam last October 24.

Meanwhile, Pitpitunge’s opponent Alvin Cacdac also missed weight as he weighed 127 pounds, prompting PXC officials to strip him off the PXC flyweight strap that he won by submitting Ernesto Montilla Jr. with a rear-naked choke this past November.

However, the aforementioned encounter will still push through as Pitpitunge and Cacdac are set to square off in a five-round non-title contest that will now serve as the top bill of the nine-fight card.

- Rappler.com