By David P. Greisman, at the scale
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - The weights are in for Saturday's big light heavyweight rematch at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. WBC champion Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32KOs) weighed in at 173.5-pounds, while challenger and former beltholder Chad Dawson (30-1, 17KOs) was 174.5. Both boxers appeared to be in tremendous shape.
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).