Friday, June 26, 2009

Trout makes weight – Garnett doesn’t

In a throwback, same-day weigh-in, this morning, at 8 a.m., Austin Trout and opponent Shawn Garnett weighed in for their fight tonight in Ontario, Canada. Trout weighed in as expected, at 155.8, just under the 156-pound contracted weight. Garnett, however, did not make weight, coming in nearly five pounds over, at 160.8. He was given one hour by the local commission to make weight, but at 9 a.m., he’d only managed to shave off a pound, coming in at 159.6.

Despite the difference in weight, the fight will go on. Garnett was penalized $1,100, which will go into Trout’s purse. “We’re okay with that,” says trainer Louie Burke. “The fight’s still on.” Burke says it’ll be late card, with Trout not going on until 8 p.m., New Mexico time.

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