Team Miranda Sets The Record Straight

HOLLYWOOD, FL, September 22 – As Edison Miranda prepares for tomorrows IBF Middleweight World Title fight against Arthur Abraham he finds himself in a defensive stance to erroneous comments that he has been late to yesterdays press conference and today’s weigh-in. In fact, he was 20 minutes early to the press conference and 30 minutes early for today’s weigh-in. In particular, it is the events surrounding the weigh-in that has disturbed Seminole Warriors Boxing and Team Pantera the most, to this point..

This afternoon, Miranda weighed in at 159-1/4 lbs. on a so-called calibrated scale, provided by Sauerland, just prior to making his way to the Official Weigh-In at the Mercure Hotel located in Wetzlar. When Team Pantera arrived at the weigh-in (30 minutes prior the scheduled 4 o’clock) they inquired as to where the official scale was located and were advised that it was in the Champions room. “He wanted to weigh himself in private.” Although this is extremely unusual Team Pantera trusted that the scale would not be tampered with. Much to their dismay, upon the scales arrival Miranda stepped up and weighed in at 160-1/4 lbs.

“I am extremely surprised and disappointed at the inaccurate reporting of the events from the Champions camp,” says Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “This fight and these fighters deserve better than that.”

Miranda returned back at the scale within 20 minutes to weigh in at a chiseled 159.8 lbs.

Article posted on 23.09.2006

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