01.04.05 - Photo: TOM CASINO/SHOWTIME: Jean-Marc Mormeck (left), promoter Don King and Wayne Braithwaite pose after Friday's weigh-in at Westborough, Mass. Mormeck, the WBA cruiserweight champion, weighed 198 pounds Friday while Braithwaite, the WBC cruiserweight champion, tipped the scales at 188 pounds..
The boxers will collide in the division's first unification world title fight since 1988 on Saturday on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Worcester, Mass. If triumphant, Mormeck will become the first boxer in any weight class from France to be a unified world champion. Braithwaite, who was born in Guyana, resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Article posted on 01.04.2005
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