BIVOL AND CLARKSON MAKE WEIGHT
Dmitry Bivol (12-0 including the World Series of Boxing) and Samuel Clarkson (19-3) both made weight for Friday's light heavyweight bout in National Harbor, Maryland. ShoBox will televise. According to the WBA, whose interim title belt will be at stake, Bivol weighed 174.6 while Clarkson came in at 173.4. The referee will be Havey Dock from New Jersey with Lynne Carter from Pennsylvania and two locals, John Gradowski and Don Risher serving as scoring judges. Bivol won the interim belt in May 2016 when he defeated Dominican Feliz Varela and knocked out New Zealand's Robert Berridge in his first defense.