Soliman and Taylor Make Weight for Battle in Mississippi on Wednesday Night


Both IBF Middleweight Champion Sam Soliman and challenger Jermain Taylor were respectful to each other and thankful to their teams during a press conference/weigh-in held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, in advance of tomorrow(Wednesday, October 8) night’s championship fight.




Soliman and Taylor are headlining a mammoth 14-fight card that also features Andre Dirrell and a host of up-and-coming prospects and proven contenders.




ESPN Wednesday Night Fights will broadcast the two main events and a four-rounder between Ahmed Elbiale and Dakota Dawson live.




Sam Soliman 160 vs. Jermain Taylor 159.8


IBF World Middleweight Championship


André Dirrell 169 vs. Nick Brinson 168.8


Ahmed Elbiale 174.6 vs. Dakota Dawson 171.6


Carlos Velásquez 131.6 vs. Jean Javier Sotelo 131.4


Steve Lovett 176 vs. Ricardo Campillo 177


Phillip Jackson Benson 172.2 vs. Michael Gbenga 173.6


Joey Hernández 162 vs. Jose Miguel Rodríguez 157.6


Mario Barrios 125.4 vs. Abraham Rubio 127


Walter Castillo 142 vs. Shad Howard NA


Justin DeLoach 156.2 vs. Joshua Snyder 155


Gervonta Davis 126.8 vs. German Meraz 125


BJ Flores 203.8 vs. Kevin Engel 190.8


Regis Prograis 142.2 vs. Mario Hermosillo 142.2


Erick Bone 142.6 vs. Peter Oluoch 144




Promoters: DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, in association with Soliman Stanley Promotions




Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi




TV: ESPN Wednesday Night Fights (9 pmEST/8 pm CT)




Tickets: priced at $89.95, $69.95, $49.95 and $29.95, plus tax and service charges, and can be purchased at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office, or through any Ticketmaster outlet or online at Doors open at 5:00 pm, with the first bout scheduled for 5:30 pm.


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