Valuev weighs in at career-lightest 310

Scott Shaffer @ the scales


Valuev weighs in at career-lightest 310

Weights from Zurich, Switzerland

In Zurich, Switzerland today, WBA heavyweight champion Nicolai Valuev weighed 310, the lightest reported weight of his fifteen-year pro career. As always, Evander Holyfield looked to be in phenomenal shape. The 46-year old warrior weighed in just over 214. Here are the weights for the entire card:

Nicolai Valuev                      310 ¾ lbs.
Evander Holyfield                214 ¼  lbs.
(WBA Heavyweight Championship)

Francisco Pianeta              242 ¼ lbs.                 
Johann Duhaupas              223 ¼ lbs.
(undefeated heavyweights fighting for regional title)

Eileen Olzsewski                110 ¾ lbs.
Nadia Raoul                        111 ¼ lbs.
(WIBA Flyweight Championship)

Mads Larsen                       172 lbs.
Roberto Cocco                   171 lbs.

Jimmy Kapanov                  197 lbs.
Paolo Ferrera                      199 lbs.

Oleg Platov                          216 lbs.
Jason Gavern                      230 ¼ lbs.


WHEN:          Live: Saturday, December 20, 2008 – 3 PM/ET 12 PM/PT

Additional Tape Delay Broadcat: Saturday, December , 2008 – 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT 

WHERE:        Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland

WHAT: Main Event (12 round, WBA Heavyweight Championship): Nikolai “The Russian Giant” Valuev (49-1, 34 KOs), 2-time and reigning WBA Heavyweight Champion, St. Petersburg, Russia vs. Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (47-9-2, 27 KOs), 4-time World Heavyweight Champion, Atlanta, Georgia.

Also on PPV (8-rounds, super middleweights): Mads “Golden Boy” Larsen (50-2, 37 KOs), former IBO & WBF super middleweight champion, Berlin, Germany vs. 5-time world kickboxing and Thai boxing champion, Roberto Cocco (9-2, 5 KOs), Torino, Italy.

 (Highlights will be shown, time permitting, from some of the other fights on the card): European heavyweight champion  Francesco Pianeta (17-0, 11 KOs) vs. Johann Duhaupas (17-0, 10 KOs); WIBA flyweight champion Eileen “The Hawaiian Mongoose” Olszewski (5-2-1, 0 KOs) vs. Nadia Raoul (9-0, 3 KOs); heavyweight Oleg Platov (26-1, 22 KOs) vs. Jason Gavern (15-4-3, 8 KOs), cruiserweight Jimmy Kapanov (8-0, 5 KOs) vs. Paolo Ferrara (25-13-1, 7 KOs).

PROMOTER: Wilfried Sauerland’s Sauerland Event and its Managing Director, Christian Meyer, in association with Don King Productions  

PAY-PER-VIEW: Distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, TVN and DISH Network for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Same night replay at 9:00 PM/ET – 6:00 PM/PT.

ANNOUNCERS:  Al Bernstein and Nick Charles