Yesterday unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute weighed in at 167.6 pounds and his opponent, former European titleholder Brian Magee, tipped the scales at 167.7 for their SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING clash tonight from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. This morning the fighters were re-weighed. Bute had rehydrated to 177.4 and Magee was 175.8.
The hometown favorite Bute (27-0, 22 KOs) will be making the seventh defense of his 168-pound crown against Magee (34-3-1, 24 KOs), who hails from Belfast, Ireland. The event is promoted by InterBox.
Steve Albert will call the action from ringside with Al Bernstein providing color commentary and Jim Gray serving as ringside reporter. David Dinkins Jr. is the executive producer of SHOWTIME Sports with Ray Smaltz producing and Bob Dunphy directing.
The telecast will begin with the rebroadcast of the March 12 action-packed SHOWTIME PPV® fight between WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga.