Weigh-in: Klitschko 242.5 lbs, Adamek 216 lbs; Prescott-McCloskey to be broadcast Live on ESPN3 on Saturday; Jimmy Lange Boxing
World Boxing Council (WBC) World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2-0, 39 KOs) and his challenger, former world cruiserweight and light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) stepped on the scale today.
Article posted on 10.09.2011
Vitali Klitschko: 110 kilogram (242.5 lbs)
Tomasz Adamek: 98 kilogram (216.0 lbs)
In Germany, the fight will be shown live and exclusively on RTL. In the U.S., HBO will shown the fight at 5 pm (EST)/2 pm (PST). RTL will broadcast the bout in Germany.
Prescott vs. McCloskey to be Broadcast Live on ESPN3
US-based boxing fans interested in seeing the important 12-round WBA light welterweight elimination match between Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KOs) and Irishman Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12 KOs) from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, can do so online at ESPN3.com where coverage will start at 3:45 PM Eastern.
The intriguing bout will feature the classic boxer/puncher match-up, as Prescott is an offensive force with power in both hands and McCloskey is a classic boxer with excellent technique.
Both fighters say they will be looking to use the other as a stepping stone back into the ring with WBA "Super" Champion Amir Khan. Prescott dealt Khan his only loss in 2008 via knockout and McCloskey dropped an abbreviated six-round decision to Khan last April.
Marcos Maidana is the WBA "Regular" Light Welterweight Champion.
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Official Weights - Jimmy Lange Boxing, Saturday, Sept. 10 - Patriot Center
World Boxing Union (WBU) Championship Fight
#8 - Jimmy Lange 153 lbs (36-4-2, 24 KOs) vs. Raul “El Toro” Muñoz 154 lbs (22-14-1, 16 KOs) – 10 Rounds, Jr. Middleweight
#7 -Jonathan “Reid Dawg” Reid 157 lbs (35-12, 19 KOs) vs. George “Wartime” Rivera 157 lbs (12-6, 4 KOs) – 8 Rounds, Jr. Middleweight
#6 - Michael “No Joke” Stewart 150 lbs (47-6-3, 24 KOs) vs. Jimmy LeBlanc 151 lbs (12-20-4, 4 KOs) - 6 Rounds, Welterweight
#5 - Todd “White” Lightning” Wilson 142 lbs (10-0, 3 KOs) vs. Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken 142 lbs (16-7-1, 12 KOs) - 6 Rounds, Jr. Welterweight
#4 - Zain “Tiger” Shah 158 lbs (5-0, 3 KOs) vs. Julius “Vicious” Kennedy 156 (7-2-1, 3 KOs) – 6 Rounds, Jr. Middleweight
#3 - Tori Nelson 154 lbs (4-0-1) vs. Michelle Garland 147 lbs (1-1-1) – 4 Rounds, Middleweight
#2 - Scott “Cujo” Sigmon 172 lbs (16-3, 8 KOs) vs. Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz 172 lbs (22-22-2, 13 KOs) – 8 Rounds, Super Middleweight
#1 - Lawrence Jones 157 lbs (3-5-2, 1 KO) vs. Jose Felix 155 lbs (10-9-2, 3 KOs) – 6 Rounds, Jr. Middleweight
*****Special thanks to Brion’s Grille, official host of the weigh-in and home of the area’s best all-you-can-eat lunch buffet
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