Fighter eats FRIED CHICKEN as he weighs in 20 POUNDS LIGHT for cruiserweight bout
The official weigh-in was held for Saturday night’s “Fight Night at The Capital” pro boxing card, presented by Hartford Boxing Promotions, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford.
Richard ‘Popeye’ Rivera was so far under the 200 pound cruiserweight limit he could afford to eat fried chicken as he weighed in for his clash with Jaime Solorio.
Below are fighters’ weights:
MAIN EVENT – VACANT /ABF CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (8)
Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (7-0, 6 KOs), Hartford, CT 180 lbs.
Jaime “Zarco” Solorio (12-3-2, 9 KOs), Challenger, San Quinton, Mexico 183 ½ lbs.
Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera made weight so easily ate Popeye’s chicken on the scale
CO-FEATURE – JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (6)
Omar “The Beast” Bordoy, Jr. (5-0, 1 KO), Danbury, CT 140 lbs.
Alexander “El Bravo” Picot (2-5-1), Hartford, CT by way of Puerto Rico 137 lbs.
SPECIAL JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT ATTRACTION (4)
“The Special One” Sharad Collier (pro debut), Hartford, CT 147 lbs.
Antonio Castillo, Jr. (1-0), Canton, OH 153 lbs.
Anuel Rosa (pro debut), New Haven. CT 134 lbs.
Roger Blankenship (1-3), Cleveland, OH 139 lbs.
Nathan Martinez (pro debut), New Britain, CT 125 lbs.
Henry Garcia (0-1), New Bedford, MA 125 lbs.
TICKETS: $80.00, $60.00 and $40.00, are on sale and available to purchase, as well as $125.00 VIP tickets (includes food and soft drinks), at Ticket Master outlets. DOORS OPEN: 6:00 p.m. ET. FIRST BOUT: 7:00 p.m. ET