Live Stream: Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios weigh-in
Weigh-In Results from China:
Manny Pacquiao 145 – Brandon Rios 146.5
Evgeny Gradovich 125.75 – Billy Dib 126
Andy Ruiz Jr. 257.8 – Tor Hamer 220
Zou Shiming 111.5 – Juan Tozcano 110
Boxing fans can get a ringside seat for one of the sport’s most dramatic pre-fight activities when HBO telecasts WEIGH-IN LIVE: PACQUIAO/RIOS, the welterweight fight weigh-in, featuring ring rivals Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios. The hour special airs tonight at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO.
Hosted by Jim Lampley, the fast-moving program will include the moment when both prizefighters tip the scales as well as providing boxing fans with unprecedented access to the festivities. Live interviews with special guests will be part of the hour-long presentation. All the action will take place from the Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena.
Immediately following WEIGH-IN LIVE will be the encore replay of the HBO reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Rios.” All three episodes will air back-to-back beginning at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
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Boxing clubs urged to make their voices heard
Boxing clubs have a final opportunity to make their voices heard ahead of this Sunday’s make-or-break Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which will decide whether to accept or reject new Articles of Association and a new Board of Directors for the ABAE.
Some of the Regional Associations which voting at the EGM have made it clear they will vote as their members tell them, so clubs are urged to contact their Regional Secretaries and express their views on these critical issues.
12 votes will be cast at the meeting. 11 by the Regional Associations of the ABAE and one by the Combined Services Association.
Acceptance of the new Articles requires a 75% majority in favour (nine out of 12 votes if all 12 people vote).
Acceptance of the new Board requires a simple majority vote, so only seven votes are needed for the new Board to be ratified.
AIBA and Sport England have warned the ABAE that they regard acceptance of both the new Articles and the new Board as part of a package of compliance and governance reforms and they will take sanctions against the organisation if either the Articles or the Board are rejected.
This will lead to a disciplinary process against the ABAE and the probable suspension of English boxers at all levels from international competition, along with the loss of £5 million of Sport England funding for grassroots boxing.
The Board of the ABAE said: “This is a critical moment for boxing in England which could result in the destruction of the sport at the grassroots and has the potential to affect every member at every club. The decision of the EGM should reflect the opinions of the membership and we urge all clubs, coaches, boxers and volunteers to make their views known to the Secretaries of their Regional Associations and ensure that their voice is heard at this critically important time for the sport.”
Any clubs or members that would like further information about the EGM should contact their local Club Support Officer or the ABAE at firstname.lastname@example.org or via its Freephone helpline 0800 023 2692.
“Macho” Life Ends Tragically for Camacho
One year after Hector Camacho was fatally shot in his native Puerto Rico, OTL examines how the “Macho Man’s” arrested adolescence and frequent drug use ultimately led to his tragic death. Reporter Pablo Torre looks back at Camacho’s turbulent life.
“I told Hector if he didn’t get his act together he could get killed. And he would tell me, ‘No, I won’t get killed because I’m Macho Man.’ I said, ‘Hector, it doesn’t work that way.’” — Angie Garcia, friend who became Camacho’s business manager
“I felt like being with him was like having another child. It just, he was never the father, the man, the husband.” — Amy Camacho, divorced wife of Hector Camacho