Beyer vs Sheika: Weigh-In Results From Berlin

02.09.05 - By Per-Åke Persson - Berlin, Germany: Everything went smooth at the weigh-in today for tomorrow´s show at the International Congress Center in Berlin. Both WBC 168 lb champ Markus Beyer and challenger Omar Sheika weighed in at 167,25 lbs and looked very fit..

Sheika´s team however had a lot of questions at the rules meeting. First there were question marks about the gloves used and the cut eye rules were discussed at length "because there was such a problem with them in the first Green fight" said one member of Sheika´s team. The supervisors patiently went through the rules again and again before papers were signed.

EBU welter champ Oktay Urkal came in at 146,5 lbs, the same as his challenger Maxim Nesterenko from Russia.

Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin turns 26 today and was given a huge birthday cake and will undoubtedly come in heavier tomorrow than the 218 lbs he scaled today if have a taste of it.

Veteran cruiser Ruediger May weighed 198,5 lbs and seemed to be in exellent shape for his do or die non-title ten-rounder against Marco Huck, 196 lbs.

Portugese lightheavy Antonio Quincanga replaces Manda Mukadi as opponent for Kai Kurzawa. Stylewise it represents a big change, the strong but crude Quincanga came in at 183,5 lbs, Kursawa 177,5 lbs.

Article posted on 02.09.2005

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