Video: Chris Arreola: 250.5 - Tomasz Adamek 217 - Julio-Angulo Weigh-In Drama
Here are weigh-in results for the IBF & WBO/NABO Heavyweight Championship featuring champion Tomasz Adamek (40-1, 27 KOs) from Zywiec, Poland and hometown favorite and top rated contender Cristobal Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs) from Riverside, CA. The two heavyweights will square off this Saturday, April 24 at The Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA as part of the “Ring of Fire” boxing card beginning at 5 p.m. The night of boxing is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Main Events in association with Ziggy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino..
Chris Arreola weighed in at: 250.5 LBS. vs Tomasz Adamek weighed in at: 217 LBS.
The 28-year old Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs) rebounded from a hard-fought, defeat at the hands of WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko -- in his first attempt to become the first boxer of Mexican descent to win a world heavyweight title back last September. He won his last bout by destroying 34-1 Brian Minto en route to a fourth-round TKO on December 5, 2009 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The heavy-handed Arreola sent Minto to the deck twice in that fatal round.
Tomasz Adamek (40-1, 27 KOs) who now lives in New Jersey will be defending his title he won after scoring a 5th round TKO over Andrew Golota last October. Since that bout, the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight World Champion went the distance in making a title defense with a unanimous decision over Jason “Big Six” Estrada on Feb. 6, 2010.
Julio – Angulo Weigh-In Drama
Friday, 4/23 - Ontario, CA – The undercard weigh-in for this Saturday’s “Ring of Fire” boxing show was held at the Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel this afternoon. The Jr. Middleweight co-feature was supposed to be first on scale however; Alfredo Angulo failed to show at the scheduled report time. Rumors quickly began circulating about Angulo being overweight. Members of Angulo’s camp present at the weigh in claimed he was stuck in traffic.
After waiting more than 1 hour the commission allowed the rest of the undercard to weigh in. While waiting, Joel Julio calmly passed the time talking with his camp. Angulo showed up 1-3/4 hours late.
Somber looking, Angulo was first on the scale, coming in at 153 -3/4 lbs. Joel Julio, looking amazingly fit, weighed in at 153 -1/4 lbs. Anthony Hamm, Julio’s trainer, joyously cried out “And that’s without missing one meal!”
The California Boxing Commission fined Angulo $15,000 for being late to the weigh-in. It was agreed by all parties that the fine money would be paid to Joel Julio.
The Julio – Angulo fight is the co-feature fight on HBO’s Boxing After Dark show this Saturday, April 24, 11:15pm ET/PT.
ANGULO: “Of course I am ready. I don’t like to predict my fights, but he had better expect that I am prepared to fight for 12 hard rounds.”
JULIO: “I feel great! I made the weight real well. I am ready for tomorrow; ready to go. I know this fight won’t last 12 rounds. He won’t go 12 rounds.”
RAMOS: “I feel real good. Real good and I predict a victory. I’ll have a lot of fans here rooting me on and I plan to put on a good show for them.”
MOLINA (on his opponent struggling to make weight for the second straight fight. Is it frustrating for him): “Yes and no, because I do what I gotta do to make the weight. But I have managers and trainers to handle that. My main job is to fight. And that’s what I’ve prepared for. I feel so good that I feel like Superman. I predict a great fight.”
JAMES: “It feels great to be out here in Ontario, California. It feels great to be on a Goossen Tutor card. I appreciate them having me. Tomorrow I plan to show a lot of what my ability is and what I can do. I’m gonna try and wear my opponent down and get him out in the third round.”
“RING OF FIRE” will take place at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. It is being promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Main Events in association with Ziggy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.
Tickets for “RING OF FIRE” are priced at $250, $100, $70, and $35 and are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office. For more information please visit CBBankArena.com.
Article posted on 23.04.2010