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Hank Lundy Makes Weight On Fourth Attempt, Fight On

By Jake Donovan

Leave it to a sanctioning body to save the day (sort of).

Hank Lundy benefited from a ruling in the NABF championship rules trumping those of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission, which gave him two hours to make weight for his ESPN2 Friday Night Fights main event with Raymundo Beltran.

Lundy weighed in at 134.8 on his fourth attempt of the evening, which means all systems are go for Friday's headliner at Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Beltran made weight on the first try, coming in at 134.3 for the 10-round lightweight bout. Lundy came in at 136.2 lb and was given just one hour by the NJSAC. The lightweight contender came back at 135.8 lb upon his second stop at the scales this evening in Atlantic City, at which point representatives for CES - who promotes Lundy, as confirmed in a court ruling Thursday morning - cited an  NABF ruling which grants a two hour period for over-the-limit fighters to get within the contracted weight limit , as shown below:

The weigh-in for an NABF bout shall be held from 24 to 30 hours prior to the start of the boxing event.  The local commission shall select the best-certified scale and flooring place to ensure maximum accuracy in the weights. shall be retained by the defending champion.  Each boxer will not exceed the official weight limit.  If one of the boxers exceeds such weight, he will be allowed two (2) hours to make the weight by weighing-in as many times as he desires. 

Beltran (25-6-2, 17KO) has dropped two of his last three, but always makes his presence felt any time he steps into the ring. 

Lundy (22-1-1, 11KO) has won four straight since suffering the lone loss of his career two years ago. The Philly-based lightweight has been a fixture on the Friday Night Fights circuit, with his last seven fights appearing on the network including a dominant points win over Dannie Williams this past March.

The weight struggles is part of what has been an exhausting stretch for Lundy. It wasn't until mere hours before the weigh-in when the legal path was officially cleared for this fight to take place,  as another promoter claimed rights to the fighter . The case was dismissed Thursday morning.  

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cupo303 on 07-26-2012

[SIZE="3"]I like Lundy's skills. His last performance made a fan out of me. He still has work to do to make all his movements come together better[/SIZE].

Comment by totalstranga on 07-26-2012

[QUOTE=Corelone;12375010]This is how a warrior operates. Lundy makes the weight after several tries and risks a loss thereby, but he has respect enough for the sport, to force himself down to the contracted weight. A lot of times it's what…

Comment by Corelone on 07-26-2012

This is how a warrior operates. Lundy makes the weight after several tries and risks a loss thereby, but he has respect enough for the sport, to force himself down to the contracted weight. A lot of times it's what…

Comment by mrmojorisin1 on 07-26-2012

hope hes back to 100% tomorrow night

Comment by Shadow boxer 3 on 07-26-2012

so he's just 0.2 over, u can do it hank :boxing:

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