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Photos/Weights: Miguel Cotto vs. Delvin Rodriguez

by David P. Greisman, live from the Amway Center

ORLANDO, Fla. — Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez both made weight for their junior-middleweight fight taking place Saturday in Orlando as the main event of “World Championship Boxing.”

Cotto came in at 153.2 pounds, while Rodriguez was 154 pounds. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.

Cotto, a 32-year-old from Caguas in Puerto Rico, is fighting for his first time in 2013 in what will be his return from two straight defeats. The former 140-, 147- and 154-pound titleholder lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in May 2012 and dropped a unanimous decision against Austin Trout this past December. Those losses brought his record to 37-4 with 30 knockouts.

Rodriguez, a 33-year-old originally from the Dominican Republic but long fighting out of Danbury, Conn., has won two bouts since his own loss to Trout, which came in June 2012. He stopped George Tahdooahnippah this past February and Freddy Hernandez in May. He is 28-6-3 with 16 KOs.

Rising lightweight prospect Terence Crawford weighed 134.6 pounds for his HBO co-feature bout against Andrey Klimov, who also checked in at 134.6.

Crawford, 26, of Omaha, Neb., is undefeated at 21-0 (16 KOs). Also unblemished is the record of Klimov, a 31-year-old from Klimovsk, Russia, who is 16-0 (8 KOs).

As for the other undercard fighters:

- Felix Verdejo, a 20-year-old from San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a record of 7-0 (5 KOs), came in at 133.4 pounds.

His opponent, Gary Eyer, a 27-year-old from Duluth, Minn., with a record of 11-3-1 (7 KOs), came in at 132.6.

- Jayson Velez, a 25-year-old from Caguas, Puerto Rico, with a record of 20-0 (15 KOs), came in at 126.4 pounds.

His opponent is Dat Nguyen, a 30-year-old from Vietnam and now fighting out of Vero Beach, Fla. Nguyen came in at 125.6.

- Jorge Melendez, a 24-year-old from Puerto Rico with a record of 26-3-1 (25 KOs), came in at 153.8 pounds.

His opponent, Jamaal Davis, a 32-year-old from Philadelphia with a record of 14-10-1 (6 KOs), came in at 154.6 and had two hours to lose six-tenths of a pound.

- Clarence Booth, a 25-year-old from St. Petersburg, Fla., with a record of 6-1 (4 KOs), came in at 145.8 pounds.

His opponent, Patrick Boozer, a 22-year-old from Ann Arbor, Mich., with a record of 5-2 (2 KOs), came in at 146.8.

- Moises Carasquillo Jr., a 22-year-old from Orlando with a record of 3-0 (3 KOs), came in at 161.4 pounds.

His opponent, Steven Chadwick, a 35-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., with a record of 2-4 (1 KO), came in at 160.4.

- Ricky Tomlinson, a Floridian who is 1-0 with 1 KO, came in at 124.8 pounds.

His opponent, Lamar Charlton, a 35-year-old from Ocala, Fla., who is 1-4-1 with 1 KO, also came in at 124.8.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Goat on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=redmyth79;13809545]Size doesn't mean everything, 1st u have to use it to your advantage and fight tall, Delvin doesn't use his height well. 2nd Cotto has the experience and the power in this fight. 3rd Cotto doesn't fight sloppy, seen this…

Comment by Rossman on 10-05-2013

It will be a good fight.

Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 10-05-2013

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/59/TMNT1987_Shredder.png[/IMG]

Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 10-05-2013

Cotto Reloaded!

Comment by El Angel on 10-04-2013

I don't see Rodriguez lasting the distance here. Cotto's body work is coming back with a vengeance.

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