Middleweight great Thomas Hearns and legendary trainer Freddie Roach head the list of 13 people elected on Tuesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the Class of 2012.
Hearns, who used the nickname ‘Hitman’, compiled a 155-8 amateur record and was 61-5-1 with 48 knockouts as a professional, collecting a total of five titles and becoming the first boxer to win titles in four different divisions.
There was a huge crowd turnout for WBC welterweight champion Ortiz who weighed in at 147lbs on the button, and hometown fighter Mayweather was roundly booed when he took to the scales to be recorded at 146.5lbs.
WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and challenger Matthew Macklin both made weight at Friday’s official weigh-in for their world title showdown at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on Saturday night.
Sturm easily made the 160 pound limit, tipping the scale at 158lbs while Macklin weighed in at 159lbs. Both fighters looked to be in tremendous physical shape and ready to go.
Khan and McCloskey took to the scales in the Triangle Shopping Centre in front of hundreds of fans as the pre-fight excitement reached fever pitch. Both men made the weight with ease, coming in at 139lbs for the light-welterweight contest.