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Scale Watch

El Paso update

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Weighing in 5.5 lbs. heavy on a scale deemed suspect by many fighter camps, Hector Camacho Jr. has given up his WBC Caribbean jr. middleweight belt for tomorrow’s showdown with Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas. Campas made weight, coming in at a trim 152 while Camacho, one of four fighters out of ten who were overweight, came in at 159.5. Rather than sweat off the excess, an agreement has been made between camps and Camacho will forfeit his belt. Agreements were also made between the camps of David Medina and Miguel Hernandez (who was 4.5 lbs. heavy); and Bobby Joe Valdez and Abel Perry (Valdez was 3 lbs. over). The only fighter who hit the gym was Antonio Escalante, who was reweighed at 128 (originally 130). While several fighters and camps protested the scale used by Texas Athletic Sports commission, officials were adamant about the scale’s accuracy. FOR MORE PHOTOS, CLICK HERE

“LATIN INVASION 2” will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.

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