Youngstown, Ohio (December 18, 2009)
In front of a roaring crowd in YSU’s Beeghly Center, #3 world-rated middleweight contender Miguel Espino and WBC/WBO world middleweight champion Kelly “the Ghost Pavlik” both weighed in under the 160 pound limit. Espino weighed in at 159 lbs and Pavlik at 160 lbs respectively. Fans in attendance as well as the participants for tomorrow’s fight witnessed history as the Governor of Ohio announced the weigh in.
Never in the history of boxing has a Governor been part of a weigh-in. Governor Ted Strickland announced both fighters as they stepped on the scales and posed with a picture of the two before the face off. The majority of the crowd was in favor of the Ghost but that didn’t matter one bit to Espino. Catching up with Espino after the weigh-in, he stated that “I’m ready to fight. Camp went great, this week in Ohio has been great and I’m looking to leave Ohio with both belts and taking them back to LA.”
Trainer John Bray was also pleased after the weigh-in and noted that “We’re ready to change the history books and etch Miguel Espino’s name up there with the other middleweight champions of the world. Kelly Pavlik is a tough champion but he has flaws and tomorrow we’re looking to expose those flaws.”
This exciting world middleweight title bout is brought to you by Top Rank Promotions and tickets are still for available for the bout. Prices for the tickets are $250, $150, $100, $50 and can be purchased at the Beeghly Center box office or online at www.tickets.com.
The bout will also be part of a live Pay-Per-View doubleheader with Humberto Soto battling Jesus Chavez in Toluca, Mexico. Contact your local cable or satellite provider to order.
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