By Jake Donovan
With the top three fights of the night taking place at cruiserweight and heavyweight, there was very little to be concerned about regarding the weigh-in for Friday's edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike TV.
In the one fight where weight contractually mattered, reigning cruiserweight champion Marco Huck makes his long-awaited U.S. debut as he defends versus Poland's Krzysztof Glowacki. Both fighters came in a shade under the 200 lb. cruiserweight limit; Huck tipped the scales at a fighting-ready 199 lbs., while Glowacki checked in at 198 lbs.
Glowacki (24-0, 15KOs) enters his first major title fight. On the very opposite end of the spectrum, Huck is on the verge of making history in the cruiserweight division. With a win or any non-losing outcome, Huck - born in Serbia but now based out of Germany - will have made his 14th successful title defense, more than any other cruiserweight in boxing history.
Headlining the show, former World cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham makes his first appearance on the PBC circuit as he faces former light heavyweight king Antonio Tarver in a scheduled 12-round heavyweight bout.
Cunningham (28-7, 13KOs) weighed in at a shredded 204 lbs., while Tarver tipped the scales at 217 lbs.
The bout marks the eighth consecutive fight at heavyweight for Cunningham following a lengthy career at or near the top of the cruiserweight division. His most recent ring appearance came in March, landing on the wrong end of a controversial 12-round decision loss to Vyacheslav Glazkov.
Tarver is unbeaten in his last five starts, including three wins at heavyweight. His most recent victory came last December, stopping Johnathon Banks in the 7th round of an ESPN headliner on a show that served as a tribute to the passing of the late Dan Goossen last fall.
On the undercard, rising heavyweight Artur Szpilka continues to make his case for a future title shot as he stays busy in a scheduled 10-round bout with Yasmany Consuerga.
Szpilka (19-1, 14KOs) weighed 231 lbs., the same weight as his last appearance when he drilled Manuel Quezada in three rounds this past June. Consuerga - who is coming off of a knockout loss to Dominic Breazaele in June - weighed 230 lbs.
Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com . Twitter: @JakeNDaBox