Spinks/Taylor: Spinks Clears 30-Day WBC Weigh-In

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.—International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks cleared a World Boxing Council “30-day weigh in” at 168 ¾ pounds today at the Don King Productions headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Spinks is moving up to middleweight to challenge WBC and World Boxing Organization champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on May 19 in a match televised on HBO’s World Championship Boxing at 10:15 p.m. ET/7:15 p.m. PT..

WBC rules require all fighters to be within 10 percent of the contracted weight 30 days prior to championship matches, in this case up to 16 pounds over the 160-pound middleweight limit.

“I feel good,” Spinks said. “I’m right where I need to be and I’m really looking forward to this fight.”

Article posted on 20.04.2007

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