CHICAGO, IL, July 12, 2012 — Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo made weight easily today at the official weigh-in for his showdown tomorrow night (Friday, July 13) against Ivan Popoca at the “CROSSROADS” boxing event presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
All the other main participants did as well.
Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) will face Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main event in support of former world champion Glen Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) taking on “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round light heavyweight main event.
Castillo claims his previous problems with weight have been due to mix-ups with contracted weights and conflicting information. “When I have proper time and I know in advance the correct weight on the contract, I have no problem,” said the former champ.
Johnson and Fonfara both came in comfortably under their contracted weights.
Promoter(s): 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing, Round 3 and Blue Wave Boxing
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
TV: ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
Glen Johnson 174 vs. Andrzej Fonfara 174
Jose Luis Castillo 146 vs. Ivan Popoca 147
Jaime Herrera 146.5 vs. Tyrone Chatman 148
Elijah McCall 226 vs. Jason Massie 268
Paul Littleton 163.5 vs. Ramiro Bueno Jr. 167
Junior Wright 177 vs. Covon Graham 177.5
Juan Bustamante 135 vs. Michah Branch 127
Vilier Quinonez 176.5 vs. Dorian Hatcher 178.5
Advance tickets for “CROSSROADS”, priced at $151, $101, $51 and $31, can be obtained through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices, 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office, 312-413-5740.
The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Harrison, at the corner of Harrison and Racine on the campus of University of Illinois-Chicago.
Doors on the night of the event will open at 7 pm with the first bell at 7:45 pm.