Photos/Weights: Johnson-Fonfara, Castillo vs Popoca

Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo made weight easily today at the official weigh-in for his showdown tomorrow night (Friday, July 13) against Ivan Popoca at the "CROSSROADS" boxing event presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

All the other main participants did as well.

Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) will face Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main event in support of former world champion Glen Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) taking on "The Polish Prince" Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round light heavyweight main event.

Castillo claims his previous problems with weight have been due to mix-ups with contracted weights and conflicting information. "When I have proper time and I know in advance the correct weight on the contract, I have no problem," said the former champ.

Johnson and Fonfara both came in comfortably under their contracted weights.

Promoter(s): 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing, Round 3 and Blue Wave Boxing

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

TV: ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS                    

Glen Johnson 174 vs. Andrzej Fonfara 174

Jose Luis Castillo 146 vs. Ivan Popoca 147

Jaime Herrera 146.5 vs. Tyrone Chatman 148

Elijah McCall 226 vs. Jason Massie 268

Paul Littleton 163.5 vs. Ramiro Bueno Jr. 167

Junior Wright 177 vs. Covon Graham 177.5

Juan Bustamante 135 vs. Michah Branch 127

Vilier Quinonez 176.5 vs. Dorian Hatcher 178.5


Advance tickets for "CROSSROADS", priced at $151, $101, $51 and $31, can be obtained through Ticketmaster (, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices, 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office, 312-413-5740.

The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Harrison, at the corner of Harrison and Racine on the campus of University of Illinois-Chicago.

Doors on the night of the event will open at 7 pm with the first bell at 7:45 pm.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrcupide2 on 07-13-2012

cant wait for this card

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-13-2012

hope Glen & JCL win, & retire...they're @ the end....JCL looks gaunt & drainned...hope he didn't leave it on the scales////could b best espn show of the yr...

Comment by MJ223 on 07-13-2012

[B]Hope the fights are good and the old men do well......[/B]

Comment by MARKBNLV on 07-13-2012

Damn my boy Glens gut looks soft,i think age is taking its toll,a few more fights and hopefully he will call it quits.

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-13-2012

looking forward to seeing this card live as well. hopefully some entertaining fights tomorrow. glad castillo made weight.

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