Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - Light heavyweight rivals Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32KOs) and Chad Dawson (30-1, 17KOs) finally faced off - at their official weigh-in. Hopkins had elected not to participate in a final press conference with Dawson, and turned down HBO's request to tape episide of 'Face Off with Max Kellerman.' Hopkins came in at 173.5-pounds, while Dawson weighed 174.5. Photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos.
The HBO televised co-feature will match heavyweight up and comer Seth Mitchell against Chazz Witherspoon. Mitchell weighed in at 241.5-pounds, and Witherspoon was 231.5.
Among the undercard bouts, unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Shawn Porter (18-0, 13 KOs) weighed in at 153.5 pounds, as did his opponent, Patrick Thompson (18-17-1, 8 KOs).
Mike Faragon (17-0, 8 KOs) came in for his bout at 137.5 pounds, half a pound under the contracted weight of 138 pounds. Sergio Rivera (16-9-2, 10 KOs, however, tipped the scales at 140 pounds and was given two hours to come back and make weight.
Local light heavyweight Lavarn Harvell (9-0, 4 KOs) came in at 174.5 pounds, while Tony Pietrantonio (7-8, 6 KOs) was 178 pounds.
Julian Williams (8-0-1, 4 KOs) came in at 154.5 pounds for his over-the-limit junior middleweight bout. His opponent, Hector Rosario (7-1-2, 5 KOs), was 155.5 pounds.
Last, undefeated Toronto fighter Phil Lo Greco (22-0, 12 KOs) was 149 pounds, the same weight as his opponent, Hector Orozco (5-10, 0 KOs).