Photos: Acelino Freitas, Michael Oliveira Tense Weigh-In

The weights are in. Retired four-time world champion Acelino "Popo" Freitas, and undefeated World Boxing Council South American middleweight champion Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira will clash at Conrad Punta Del Este and Resort Casino in Uruguay. The 10-round Freitas-Oliveira main event will be contested at 154-pounds. Freitas weighed in at 154.8-pounds, while Oliveira was 152.9.

The 36-year-old Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs) is a state legislature in Brazil, where he is a national sports hero and revered in a country preparing to host the next World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. 'Popo' has been retired for nearly five years, since his last fight April 28, 2007, but he will come out retirement to take on the popular 21-year-old Oliveira (17-0, 12 KOs), rated No. 14 by the World Boxing Council ("WBC"), has fought three times in his native Brazil in an effort to establish himself as Freitas' successor in Brazilian boxing circles. Born in Sao Paulo, he moved to Miami when he was only two weeks old, and now finds himself training to fight his country's second-greatest boxer, Freitas, to only Hall of Famer Eder Jofre.

Tags: Mike Oliveira image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CAMPER on 06-02-2012

[QUOTE=DLT;12198626]Im surprised not one person has commented about the weight yet. PoPo at 155 pounds? Thats like Khan leaving for 5 years and coming back at MW or something[/QUOTE] Yeah Ioticed that. He retired a lightweight and came back an…

Comment by DLT on 06-02-2012

Im surprised not one person has commented about the weight yet. PoPo at 155 pounds? Thats like Khan leaving for 5 years and coming back at MW or something

Comment by karrapato on 06-02-2012

Freitas was not a heartless fighter back when he was being trained by Doria(Who is now training successfull MMA fighters). He just needed some motivation to go far in his career. He was a bull but he became a ballet…

Comment by NachoMan on 06-02-2012

Decent fighter, but a real "sh*tty" nickname. :moon:

Comment by JmH Reborn on 06-02-2012

So, the kid is Brazil's new boxing flavor and Popo is feeling threatened that his standing as Brazil's ATGs is being invaded by this young dude, so he's making a comeback? I see Popo getting murdered in the ring Although…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Willie Monroe: Golovkin NOT Taking Risks, He Should Face Ward! Photos: Michael Conlan, Top Rank Hold Court in Belfast Felix Diaz: Crawford, Garcia, Broner Have All Ducked Me Ben Hall Faces Carson Jones For WBC Regional at SSE Arena Kai Robin Havnaa vs. Ihar Karavaeu on November 5th Ryan Martin Working With Abel Sanchez, Eyes December Return Why Arum Turned Down HBO PPV To Handle Pacquiao-Vargas Himself Vargas, in Victory, is Open To Face Anyone Next - Mayweather Too Schaefer: Canelo Beats Golovkin, I Would Have Already Made It! DiBella Forced To Withdraw Remaining 2016 NY Fight Dates Roach: Canelo-Cotto Rematch Will Happen Before Canelo-Golovkin Orlando Cruz Promises Historical Title Win Over Terry Flanagan Koncz: Manny Pacquiao is 100% Ready For Jessie Vargas Nicola Adams in Talks To Join Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Frank Warren Not Pleased With How Jamie Cox's Win Played Out Leo Santa Cruz Says Father's Illness Was a Factor in Frampton Loss Roach: Mayweather Will Fight Again, He's Looking For Pacquiao Pacquiao Credits His Discipline in Juggling Tough Schedule Orlando Cruz Vows To Beat Flanagan: I Will Be First Gay Champ! Video: Jesus Cuellar Very Eager To Finally Face Mares Roach Doubts Canelo is Serious About Cotto: He Won't Fight Us! Video: Abner Mares Discusses New Trainer, Cuellar Title Shot Crawford's Opponent in Place, Going To Contracts, Says Arum Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Mares-Cuellar, More Pacquiao vs. Vargas: No Delay Broadcast of PPV, Says Arum Video: Richard Schaefer Talks Return, Mayweather, Canelo-GGG Roach: Golovkin May Need To Jump To 175 For More Recognition Photos: Cuellar, Mares Go Face To Face at Los Angeles Presser Parker's Promoter Withdraws Funding Bid For Andy Ruiz Bout DeGale Confident That He'll Beat, Expose Weaknesses in Golovkin Roach Admits: Crawford is NOT My Favorite Fight For Pacquiao Schaefer: I Couldn't Be Coming Back With a Better Fight Card Crawford To Face PBC Fighter Next? Then Pacquiao in 2017? Roach: Pacquiao is Too Big, Lomachenko is Not That Good Javier Fortuna vs. Omar Douglas Camp Notes Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko is The Fight Arum Wants To Make Most Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz on November 26, Motorpoint Roach: Golden Boy Protecting Their 'Cash Cow' From Golovkin John Molina Wants to Dethrone 140 Kingpin Terence Crawford Schaefer Explains Ringstar Business Model, PBC Relationship

Latest Active Forum Threads