Biloxi, MS - (9/2/2011) - All the participants for Saturday night's Battle in Biloxi card at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino weighed-in earlier today. The card, which will be broadcast live on HBO's Boxing After Dark, is headlined by the much anticipated Welterweight Championship showdown between former WBC Champion, Andre Berto and reigning IBF Welterweight Champ, Jan Zaveck. Berto tipped the scales at a ripped and ready, 146 3/4 lbs, while Zaveck scaled in at 146 1/2 lbs.
Article posted on 03.09.2011
JAN ZAVECK (L) VS. ANDRE BERTO
Opening up the telecast and making his first appearance on the HBO airwaves will be 2008 U.S. Olympian, Gary Russell Jr. as he squares off against Mexico's hard-hitting Leonilo Miranda. Russell and Miranda both weighed-in at 127 lbs.
GARY RUSSELL JR. (R) VS. LEONILO MIRANDA
Battle in Biloxi: Berto vs. Zaveck is presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with SES Boxing and sponsored by AZAD watches, The Underground Clown, and HBO PPV: Mayweather vs. Ortiz. The show will be aired live on HBO's Boxing After DarkŪ, beginning at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Below is the complete bout sheet for Saturday night's show.
12 ROUNDS - IBF WORLD WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan Zaveck vs. Andre Berto
146 1/2 lbs. 146 3/4 lbs.
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Winter Haven, FL
31-1, 18KO's 27-1, 20KO's
8 ROUNDS - FEATHERWEIGHTS
Gary Russell Jr. vs. Leonilo Miranda
127 lbs. 127 lbs.
Capital Heights, MD Sonora, Mexico
17-0, 10KO's 32-3, 30KO's
12 ROUNDS - IBO SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Thomas Oosthuizen vs. Aaron Pryor, Jr.
167 1/2 lbs. 166 1/2 lbs.
Gauteng, South Africa Cincinnati, OH
15-0-1, 11KO's 16-3, 11KO's
10 ROUNDS - WELTERWEIGHTS
Randall Bailey vs. Yoryi Estrella
147 lbs. 147 3/4 lbs.
Miami, FL Miami, FL
41-7, 36KO's 10-5-2, 7KO's
8 ROUNDS - FEATHERWEIGHTS
Luis Del Valle vs. Anthony Napunyi
124 1/4 lbs. 126 1/2 lbs.
Newburgh, NY Canal Point, FL
13-0, 10KO's 14-10, 7KO's
6 ROUNDS - LIGHTWEIGHTS
Ivan Redkach vs. Vernon Alston
136 lbs. 134 3/4 lbs.
Los Angeles, CA Durham, NC
7-0, 6KO's 4-1, 40KO's
6 ROUNDS - WELTERWEIGHTS
Sergio Vartanov vs. Gerald Jordan
149 lbs. 148 3/4 lbs.
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany Wilmington, NC
9-0, 6KO's 7-5-1, 5KO's
ALL BOUTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Tickets are priced at $150, $100, and $50, and are available online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office.
Del Valle vs. Napunyi on Berto-Zaveck undercard on Saturday
Puerto Rico's undefeated featherweight Luis "Orlandito" del Valle (13-0, 10 KO's) weighed in at a ready 124 lbs. for his fight tomorrow (Saturday, September 3) at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, against Kenyan boxer Anthony Napunyi (14-10, 7 KO's).
The pair will meet in a 10-round bout as part of the undercard for the "Battle in Biloxi" HBO-televised IBF Welterweight championship fight between Jan Zaveck and Andre Berto.
"I'm feeling great. I weighed in at 124 and he (Napunyi) weighed in at 126.5, but it doesn't matter. No excuses. I'm ready."
Relaxed and confident, Del Valle says despite his opponent's relentless style, he is in for a good night.
"He puts pressure but I'm ready to counter whatever he brings. My trainer Raymond Rivera makes sure I get ready for all my fights. I don't like to predict knockouts, but I continue to improve with very fight, so I know I will win in a big way. We'll see what he has in the early rounds and once my hands start landing, I will either knock him out or go eight rounds and win big on the scorecards."