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Showtime Boxing Weigh-In for Dec. 4 Bouts

01.12.04 - Former World Champion Joel Casamayor weighed in 135 on the second try and WBC Lightweight Champion Joes Luis Castllo weighed in at 134 1/2 on the second try. Six fighters with a combined 185 professional boxing victories and 148 knockouts will fight for three title belts on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, Dec. 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT* from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

In the main event, former WBA Super Featherweight Champion Joel Casamayor will attempt to win his second world title when he steps up in weight to challenge two-time WBC Lightweight Champion Jose Luis Castillo.

In the evening's second televised bout, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight Champion Jeff Lacy will make his initial title defense against IBF No. 14 contender Omar Sheika. Opening the SHOWTIME tripleheader will be undefeated heavyweight contender Samuel Peter taking on heavyweight contender Jeremy Williams for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) heavyweight title. Top Rank, Inc. in association with Gary Shaw Productions, LLC and Cedric Kushner Promotions, LTD with Team Freedom and Duva Boxing will present the event.

JOSE LUIS CASTILLO (50-6-1, 45 KOs),

1ST weight: 1 ounce over

2nd weight: 134.4 lbs.

JOEL CASAMAYOR (31-2, 19 KOs)

1st weight: 1 ounce over

2nd weight: 135 pounds

JEFF LACY (17-0, 14 KOs)

Weight: 168 lbs.

OMAR SHEIKA (26-6, 17 KOs).

Weight: 166 lbs.

JEREMY WILLIAMS (41-4-1, 36 KOs),

Weight: 225 lbs.

SAMUEL PETER (20-0, 17 KOs)

Weight: 247 lbs.

Article posted on 01.12.2004



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