October 7, 2009 – Looking fit and ready to go, both Chad Dawson and Glen Johnson participated in their World Boxing Council (WBC) 30-day mandatory weigh-in Wednesday. Dawson weighed in at 185 pounds in Las Vegas where he is training while Johnson tipped the scale at 181.6 pounds in Miami, Fla. The WBC light heavyweight limit is 175 pounds.
The two square off Nov. 7 at the XL Center in Harford, Conn., in a WBC light heavyweight world title rematch. Back in April, 2008, the two met with Dawson’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line with Dawson coming away with a hard-earned unanimous decision.
Said Dawson, who also sparred and met with local members of the media at the International MMA Fight Club in Vegas: “I was 185 and that was with my clothes on. Everything’s good. I’m ready to take on Johnson and put to rest this idea that he should have won the last fight.”
Johnson weighed in at 181.6 pounds at Thump Fight Gym and Fitness Center in Miami, Fla. “I think Chad knows I mean business by coming in at 181.6 pounds 30 days out,” Johnson said. “I am ready for this fight and I am taking it very seriously. I feel great. Let’s get it on.”
Said Leon Margules, executive director of Hollywood-based Warriors Boxing, of Johnson: “He looks spectacular. He is way ahead of where we expected him to be. I asked him before the weigh-in how much he weighed and he thought 185 pounds. He is just healthy, training and in tremendous shape. The last time he was 30 days out from a fight he was 188, 189 pounds. It shows how serious he is taking this fight. It’s life or death to him.”
Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing, Dawson-Johnson II and a tremendous Alfredo Angulo vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 10-round Super Welterweight co-feature will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing Nov. 7, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT, from the XL Center.
Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $70, $50, and $35, (plus any applicable fees and surcharges), can be purchased at the XL Center box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.xlcenter.com.