By Jake Donovan at the scales/Photos by Reynaldo "Papi Chulo" Sanchez
WINTER PARK, FL- Along from the craziness that came with the fight lineup, there were a few more issues to resolve at the scakes before finally moving forward with Friday night's show at Full Sail Live on Full Sail University campus in Winter Park, Florida.
Topping the show—the second installment of Premier Boxing Champions' 'PBC on Bounce TV: The Next Round' series—Jamal James puts his unbeaten record on the line versus hard-hitting Juan Carlos Abreu in a 10-round welterweight bout. James weighed in at a trim and ready 144.4 lbs., while Abreu tipped the scales at 144.2 lbs.
The fight received an upgrade to main event overnight, after the originally intended headliner fell through. Caleb Truax was due to face Fernando Guerrero, but was forced to withdraw due to an issue with his pre-fight medicals not getting approved in time.
Guerrero is now off of the card, but still involved as he will appear on the broadcast as a guest analyst.
With James-Abreu moving up to the top of the bill, Erickson Lubin will now be showcased in the co-feature slot. Two weeks shy of his 20th birthday, the blue chip prospect from Orlando plays in front of a hometown crowd versus veteran Orlando Lora in bout now scheduled for 10 rounds.
Lubin (11-0, 8KOs) weighed 154 lbs.; Lora was 153.8 lbs.
Advanced from non-TV to the televised opener, Tampa-based super welterweight Wilky Campfort faces Colombia's Ronald Montes in an eight-round bout.
Campford (20-1, KOs) officially registered at 156 lbs., though requiring an additional hour to hit the mark. The Tampa-based Haitian was initially 0.6 lbs. over the 156 lbs. catchweight limit, returning roughly 55 minutes later and still having to strip down to his birthday suit in order to make weight.
Montes (16-2, 14KOs) came in at 155.2 lbs. for his first fight in the United States.
Jamal James, 144.4 lbs. vs. Juan Carlos Abreu, 144.2 lbs.—10 rds, welterweight
Erickson Lubin, 154 lbs. vs. Orlando Lora, 153.8 lbs.—10 rds, super welterweight
Wilky Campford, 156 lbs.* vs. Ronald Montes, 155.2 lbs.—10 rds, super welterweight
Dennis Galarza, 130.8 lbs. vs. Bernardo Uribe, 129.6 lbs.—8 rds, super featherweight
Samuel Figueroa, 155.6 lbs.** vs. Fernando Paliza, 152.4 lbs.—8 rds, super welterweight
Willie Jones, 146.2 lbs. vs. Jamal Harris, 145.8 lbs.—6 rds, welterweight***
TV: Bounce TV (also to be streamed live on BounceTV.com)
*Campford initially 0.6 lbs. over 156 lbs. contract limit, made weight on third try within one hour time limit
** Figueroa 1.6 lbs. over 154 lb. contract limit; Paliza's team agreed to move forward with fight
***Jones and Harris both above 145 lbs. contract limit; both fighters agreed to move forward with fight
A limited number of tickets—roughly 50 shy of a sold-out venue as of Thursday afternoon—for the live event are on still available and are priced at $50 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com, as well as through Ticket Force by calling (877) 840-0457.
Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com.