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Froch, Taylor make weight!

By Billy “Loops” Luppert
Photos: Emily Harney

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The four world-class boxers who will fight tomorrow/Saturday, April 25, on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) made weight Friday at Mashantucket, Conn. In what will be a close, competitive, hotly contested match, Froch defends his WBC super middleweight title against former undisputed middleweight champion Taylor in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. The undefeated Froch (24-0, 19 KOs), of Nottingham, England, weighed 167 pounds, while Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KOs), of Little Rock, Ark. weighed 166 pounds. Allan Green, of Tulsa, Okla., who is 27-1 with 19 KOs, will be opposed by Las Vegas-based Puerto Rican Carlos De Leon (21-2-2, 14 KOs) in an important 10-round super middleweight bout in the co-feature. Both Green and De Leon weighed the division-limit 168 pounds. Froch’s British fans showed up in force to support their countryman at the weigh-in Friday at MGM Grand at Foxwoods.z
Complete weights:
Jermain Taylor 166 vs Carl Froch 167
Allan Green 168 vs Carlos De Leon Jr. 168
Saddam Ali 142 vs Brian Abraham 140
Paulie Malignaggi 141 vs Chris Fernandez 142
Dominic Guinn 229 vs Johnnie White 227
Danny O’Connor 140 vs Travis Hartman 140
Jonathan Nelson 163 vs Eddie Caminero 162

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