Ward/Cantrell, Abell/Oruh Weigh In Photos And Quotes

photos by: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME - Undefeated 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward (left) weighed 167 pounds, while Roger Cantrell (right) tipped the scales at 166 Ĺ pounds during Thursdayís weigh-in at the Bay Garden Beach Resort on Reduit Beach in Gros-Islet, St. Lucia. SHOWTIME will televise the 10-round super middleweight bout Friday at 11 p.m. ET/PT, while Dan Goossen (middle) of Goossen Tutor Promotions will serve as the promoter..

wardHeavyweights Joey Abell and Teke Oruh weighed in at 238 Ĺ and 249 Ĺ pounds, respectively at Thursdayís weigh-in. The pair then posed with promoter Dan Goossen (middle) on Reduit Beach outside of the Bay Garden Beach Resort in Gros-Islet, St. Lucia. SHOWTIME will televise the 10-round heavyweight fight Friday at 11 p.m. ET/PT.


Joey Abell (17-1, 1 NC, 17 KOs): ďIím in good condition and looking for a quick fight, but Iím ready to go ten rounds and put on a show. Either way Iím going to win the fight.Ē

Teke Oruh (14-0-1, six KOs): ďIím ready. Iím in good shape. Iím expecting a victory. Thatís all.Ē

Andre Ward (13-0, eight KOs): ďMy condition is tip-top shape; we canít get in any better shape than we are now. Iím just ready to go for tomorrow night. All Iíll predict is a win. KO, distance, it doesnít matter how you get it. We worked hard to get a win and thatís what weíve come to get. Weíre definitely going to get it.Ē

Roger Cantrell (12-0, eight KOs): ďI feel great. Iím looking for a victory. Iím in the best shape of my life. I trained 58 days in Las Vegas at the Top Rank Gym and Iím two pounds under weight and feel good, the best Iíve ever felt in my life. You know Wardís a great boxer and Iím expecting the best out of him. He is going to get the best out of me. I predict a mid-round knockout.Ē

Article posted on 15.11.2007

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