The weigh-in is at 3PM on Friday,” said Arum, “the only weigh-in in the history of boxing where we see the fighters making weight and we reveal the weight for the first time at the weigh-in. Something very unique in boxing, so everybody come because it’s not the normal weigh-in…” – Bob Arum
LOS ANGELES — Yesterday (September 25) at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum tried to put his best spin on the weight fiasco concerning this Saturday’s middleweight/super-middleweight/light-heavyweight interim cruiserweight matchup between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera. At press time, the weight for the fight will be determined by what weight Chavez decides to come in at. Yes, you read that right.
It’s not out of the question that Chavez may possibly outweigh Vera by anywhere from 20-30 pounds on fight night. Us boxing writers and fans are a snarky bunch, so I’ve seen a lot of people making jokes on Twitter and their sites. I can’t find much humor in this because it’s downright dangerous for both fighters.
More on that later today. For now, you can watch the full final press conference below.