Weigh-In Pics: Rios, Antillon, Cintron, Molina Make Weight
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003-007: Brandon Rios (wearing cap) and challenger Urbano Antillon had to be restrained following one last heated verbal exchange Friday after making weight and are set to go tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
In what most expect will be a can’t miss candidate for Fight of the Year, the unbeaten Rios (27-0-1, 19 KOs) will defend his WBA lightweight championship against Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs) in the highly anticipated main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
Rios weighed the division-limit 135 pounds Friday at a jam-packed Holiday Inn Torrance (Calif.) while Antillon tipped the scale at 134 3/4 pounds.
008: In the Top Rank-promoted co-feature at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (32-3-1, 28 KOs), pictured at the left, will take on Mexico’s Carlos Molina (18-4-2, 6 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight scrap.
Cintron weighed 149 1/4 pounds on Friday; Molina weighed 151 3/4.
The telecast also will include highlights from overseas as IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (28-0, 23 KOs) defends against mandatory challenger Jean-Paul Mendy (29-0-1, 16 KOs).
Tickets, priced at $125, $75, $50 and $25, are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.Ticketmaster.com as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office. Suites are available by calling (877) 604-8777.
The first live, non-televised fight Saturday starts at 4:05 p.m. PT. Doors open at 4.
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