From Madison Square Garden, New York
Photos (c) Scott Shaffer & David M. Warr/DKP
Weights are in for Saturday's Battle For Supremacy:IBF Heavyweight Title
Chris Byrd (214 lbs) - vs - Jameel McCline (270 lbs)WBA Heavyweight Title
John Ruiz (239 lbs) - vs - Andrew Golota (238 lbs)
Hasim Rahman (232 lbs) - vs - Kali Meehan (237 lbs)
Evander Holyfield (215.5 lbs) - vs - Larry Donald (226.5 lbs)
DaVarryl Williamson (220 lbs) - vs - Oliver McCall (233 lbs)
It was a wild scene Thursday in the lobby of the Theater at Madison Square Garden with nearly a ton (over a ton with promoter Don King!) of heavyweights weighing-in for the New York State Athletic Commission in anticipation of four epic heavyweight clashes -- two featuring current world heavyweight titleholders and the two other bouts featuring former world heavyweight champions -- at Madison Square Garden and on HBO Pay-Per-View on Saturday (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
The eight heavyweights (left to right): Evander "The Real" Deal Holyfield, Hasim "The Rock" Rahman, Chris Byrd, John "The Quietman" Ruiz, Don King, Andrew "Powerful Pole" Golota, Jameel "Big Time" McCline, Kali "Checkmate" Meehan and Larry "The Legend" Donald.
All weighed in for the commission before jumping onto a massive truck scale brought in by the Garden for a cumlative weight total.
The eight heavyweights featured on the pay-per-view portion of the card "tipped the Toledos" at an astonishing 1,860 pounds before Don King, who weighed in himself at 278 1/2 pounds, jumped onto the big scale with the boxers to push the total weight to well over a ton: 2,138 1/2 pounds!
Individual weights: Holyfield (215 1/2), Rahman (232), Byrd (214), Ruiz (231), Golota (238), McCline (270), Meehan (237) and Donald (226 1/2).