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Gonzalez on Point, Ennis Overweight By Six Pounds

By Jake Donovan

The first stateside televised fight card of 2013 comes with drama at the scales.  Unbeaten super welterweight prospect Jonathan Gonzalez once again finds himself in the middle of a weigh-in controversy, only this time he plays the victim.

Gonzalez, who was nine pounds over the limit for his HBO-televised 10-round draw with Sergei Dzinziruk last September, came in under the contracted limit – 152.75 lb - for his ESPN2 co-feature bout on Friday evening. His opponent wasn’t quite as cooperative; Derek Ennis came in at 161 lb, seven pounds above the super welterweight limit.

Everyone else made weight, including the show’s headlining fighters Rances Barthelemy (128.25 lb.) and Arash Usmanee (128.75), both of whom came in below the contracted limit for their super featherweight title eliminator bout.

The show takes place from Magic City Casino in Miami, Flordia, to kick off the 2013 season of ESPN2 Friday Night fights.

Fighters are normally given one to two hours to make the contracted weight when missed on the first attempt, though there are also limits as to how much weight a fighter is permitted to lose in that same span. Ennis is far too heavy, which means he is facing at least a fine and possible disciplinary action.

For the moment, no word has been given on the fight’s status, though chances are that Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13KO) will proceed with the fight as he is need of a redeeming performance following last year’s debacle. Ennis (23-3-1, 13KO) has endured an up and down career, though is the last person to claim a win over streaking contender Gabriel Rosado, who fights for the middleweight title later this month.

The winner of the main event between Barthelemy (17-0, 11KO) and Usmanee (20-0, 10KO) will earn the #2 ranking in the IBF 130 lb. rankings and will go on to fight another eliminator later this year. The last man standing in that series will become the mandatory challenger to the winner of the March 2 rematch between defending titlist Juan Carlos Salgado and Argenis Mendez.

Full weigh-in results:

Full weigh-in results:

Rances Barthelemy 128.25 vs. Arash Usmanee 128.75 – 12 rounds, super featherweight

Jonathan Gonzalez 152.75 vs. Derek Ennis 161 – 10 rounds, super welterweight*

Radivoje Kalajdzic 180 vs. Grover Young 189.25 – 6 rounds, cruiserweight

Roberto J. Acevedo 166.75 vs. Francisco Rios Gil 165.75 – 6 rounds, super middleweight

Hairon Socarras 122 vs. Josh Bowles 121.75 – 4 rounds, super bantamweight

Keith Tapia 204 vs. Rafael Valenzula 198 – 4 rounds, heavyweight

Yuri Ramanau 138.25 vs. Jeremy Bryan 140 – 8 rounds, super lightweight

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 01-04-2013

Ennis is probab;y not in shape either...he'll end up fighting w/a slap on the wrist from the inept FL commissin...terrible site 4 a show, really dreary and run down...

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