If ever the phrase “the must go on” fits a boxing card, it would have to apply to Friday night’s telecast of Shobox.
The main event has changed face three times and for a few hours on Thursday was in jeopardy. Angelo Santana was over the limit by 1¾ lb. for his scheduled 10-round lightweight bout with Juan Garcia in a battle of unbeaten prospects, live from the Jai Alai Fronton in Miami, Florida.
Santana (13-0, 10KO) did his best to shrink down as close as possible to the lightweight limit after the maximum two hours allowed, but wound up at 135.2. lb. Garcia (13-0, 8KO), a career super lightweight who came in at a surprisingly low 133¾ lb, forgave the extra poundage to allow the latest main event to remain intact.
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