Showtime Boxing Weigh-in Results: Jack, Bute Cleared to Fight

By Mike Sloan Apr 29, 2016
The DC Armory in the nation’s capital will be overflowing with championship boxing as Showtime returns with another edition of Showtime Championship Boxing. It’s a super middleweight championship doubleheader which will be televised live starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Headlining the event will Sweden’s Badou Jack (20-1-1, 12 KOs) making the second defense of his WBC 168-pound strap against Lucian Bute. Jack, who currently lives and trains in Las Vegas, won his title by out-pointing Anthony Dirrell last April and then was successful against James DeGeale via decision in his first defense. Bute (32-3, 25 KOs) is looking to capture his second world title and at Friday afternoon’s weigh-ins, both combatants made weight and were given the green light to scrap.

Bute, living in Quebec but originally from Romania, tipped the scale at 167 pounds, looking ready as ever for his first fight in the U.S. since 2004. The former IBF super middleweight king will likely have his hands full against the younger Jack, who officially weighed in at 167.4 pounds.

The co-featured bout will see reigning IBF168-pound champ DeGale making his mandatory defense against Mexico’s Rogelio “Porky” Medina. DeGale won his title last May by scoring a unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell and then defended it against Bute via decision in November.

DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs), who is fighting for the third consecutive time outside of his native England, checked in at 167.6 pounds. Medina (36-6, 30 KOs), who has scored four straight knockouts, weighed 167.8 pounds.

The winners of both bouts are slated to fight each other later in the year in a quasi-unification bout, also to be televised on Showtime.

Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime Weigh-ins:

Badou Jack (167.4) vs. Lucian Bute (167)
James DeGale (167.6) vs. Rogelio Medina (167.8)


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