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Ward and Miranda Make Weight, Set To Collide Tomorrow In Oakland On SHOWTIME

2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward and Colombian KO artist Edison Miranda both weighed in at 167.5 pounds during Friday’s weigh in at the Oakland City Center.

Ward (18-0, 12 KOs) and Miranda (32-3, 28 KOs) collide this Saturday, May 16, in the main event on a special primetime edition of ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif..

Miranda vs WardThe 12-rounder between the unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Ward and the hard-hitting Miranda highlight the biggest fight card in the Bay Area in years. Unbeaten junior lightweight prospect John Molina Jr., tipped the scales at 132 pounds and veteran Frankie Archuleta weighed in at 128 pounds. Molina Jr. (16-0, 12 KOs) of Covina, Calif., will face Archuleta (25-6-1, 14 KOs) of Bernalillo, N.M. in an eight-round match in the ShoBox co-feature.

2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada measured 164.5 pounds and Cory Jones weighed in at 159 pounds during Friday’s weigh in. Estrada (5-0, 5 KOs), of East Los Angeles, Calif., and Brooklyn’s Jones (5-5, 1 KO) will clash in another top undercard attraction. Highlights of Estrada’s fight will be shown during Saturday’s telecast as he will be interviewed by SHOWTIME’S Steve Farhood.



The event will be promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Leonard Productions. The Ward-Miranda bout will be presented in association with Seminole Warriors Boxing.



Tickets, starting at $25 are on sale at the Oracle Box Office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday starting at 10 a.m.), online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or through Ticketmaster Outlets at the following outlet partners: select Macy’s stores and select Ritmo Latino stores.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. PT. The first non-televised fight is at 5 p.m. PT.



Friday’s complete weights are below:

Andre Ward - 167.5 pounds
Edison Miranda – 167.5 pounds

John Molina, Jr. - 132 pounds
Frankie Archuleta – 128 pounds

Shawn Estrada - 164.5 pounds
Cory Jones - 159 pounds

Karim Mayfield - 149 pounds
Roberto Valenzuela - 150 pounds

Rico Ramos - 124 pounds
Trinidad Mendoza - 124 pounds

Mel Crossty - 130 pounds
Jaime Rodriguez - 131 pounds

Article posted on 15.05.2009



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