iFilm London caught up with popular former cruiserweight titlist Enzo Maccarinelli today after he weighed in for his comeback fight on Friday. Maccarinelli is making a move down to light heavyweight, and for this fight weighed in at 178 pounds. Here's the video:
Maccarinelli (32-5, 25 KO) was knocked out bad in his last fight, against Alexander Frenkel in September 2010. He's moving down to light heavy, I'm guessing, because it's about all he has left. A move up to heavyweight wasn't going to help him with his chin, and cruisers who could handle his power early and wait on him to tire eventually had a big, flashing target in front of them.
But moving down in weight at age 31 probably isn't going to be any long-term answer. It does look like they've set him up with a pure patsy here. Gyorgy Marosi (12-0, 8 KO) is absolutely tiny next to Enzo, who stands 6'4". Marosi looks like he's about 5'9" on a good day and on paper, I'm guessing the idea is that Enzo should be able to get him out quickly. The best possible scenario, I assume, is Enzo wins a couple at 175 and fights Nathan Cleverly or maybe Tony Bellew.
Maccarinelli vs Marosi will air live on BoxNation on Friday.