HBO Hits Houston Texas; Scale Watch For Mega-showdown This Saturday Night!
17.07.04 - Carlos Kalinchuk: This afternoon HBO in association with Miller Brewing Company and Main Events, filled in the last remaining square before the fighters step in the ring tomorrow night at the Reliant Arena in Houston Texas. In a room that was meant to accommodate 30 people comfortably, it looked as though over a hundred plus people turned out for what is expected to be this biggest fight card of the year.
Although all the fighters eventually made weight, a perplexed Teddy Reid appeared flummoxed when the scale and the commission read that he was 1lb and ¾ ounces over the contracted weight (147 lbs). Fortunately, an hour and a half later and he weighed in at exactly 147 lbs. Now all that’s left to do is fight!
If you haven’t purchased your tickets for the hottest boxing show this year, you’re in luck because tickets are still available. Ringside seating is moving fast though so if your looking for prime seating act now by going to www.ticketmaster.com All other tickets are still available for only $50 and $25. Don’t miss out on the biggest fight card to come to Houston since Salvador Sanchez fought for a world title here over twenty years ago. If this show were in Vegas, the lowest priced ticket would run over $150 per seat. Unbelievably, ringside tickets are going for only $150! Tickets can also be purchase at all ticketmaster outlets or by going by the Reliant Arena box office. Doors open at 6pm and the first bell rings at 6:30 pm. Four other bouts have been added to the card including the highly regarded Raul Martinez from San Antonio.
*Juan “El Torito” Diaz 24-0 (12 KO’s) Vs. Lavka Sim 19-3-1 (16 KO’s).
Lightweight Juan Diaz weighed in at 134 ¾ while Lavka Sim weighed in at 135. The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and is for Lava Sims WBA Lightweight title.
*Zahir Raheem 25-0 (15 KO’s) Vs. Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez 20-0 (14 KO’s).
Both weighed in at the featherweight limit of 126lbs. This fight is scheduled for 12 rounds.
*Kermit “Killer” Cintron 23-0 (21 KO's) Vs. Teddy “Two Gun” Reid 4-9
Kermit Cintron weighed in at 146lbs and although Reid initially weighed in at 148 ¾ lbs, he came back to make weight at 147lbs. This fight is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Featherweight Jason Litzau 9-0 (9 KO’s) weighed in at 128 ½ and his opponent Frank Martinez 6-6-2 weighed in at 127lbs.
Heavyweight BJ Flores 7-0 weighed in at 214 and his opponent Jason Terlington 4-2-0 weighed in at 210lbs.
Welterweight Stever Verner weighed in at 148lbs and his opponent Alexis Camacho 1-0 weighed in at 150 ½ lbs.
Bantamweight Lamont Lindsey 0-4 weighed in at 117 ¾ lbs and his opponent, Raul Martinez 1-0 weighed in at 118 lbs.
Contributing Writer & Photographer
Carlos “Stiff-jab” Kalinchuk
Article posted on 17.07.2004
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