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Showtime Weigh In: Jones, Beck, Austin and Braithwaite

01.09.05 - Photo: David Martin-Warr / Don King Productions for SHOWTIME: (Left-to-right) Guillermo Jones, Ray Austin, promoter Don King, Owen Beck and Wayne Braithwaite pose after Friday's weigh-in at Cleveland. In Saturday's main event on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast), former WBC cruiserweight champion Braithwaite (21-1, 17 KOs) faces Jones (32-3-2, 25 KOs) in a world cruiserweight elimination bout. In the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature at Gund Arena, world-ranked contenders Beck (24-1, 18 KOs) and Austin (22-3-1, 15 KOs) square off in a make-or-break heavyweight bout.

Weights: Braithwaite tipped scales at 192 1/2 pounds and Jones 199, Beck 238 1/2 and Austin 244 1/2.

Don King Productions will promote Saturday's event, which will include in off-TV bouts the return of longtime bantamweight champion Tim Austin against Reynaldo Hurtado and a cruiserweight bout between former champion Kelvin Davis and undefeated Steve Cunningham.

Article posted on 02.09.2005



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