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ShoBox Weights and Photos: O'Donnell and Cauthen On Point, Fury in at 263

Weights are in for tomorrow night's ShoBox: The Next Generation event from York Hall in London.


Welterweights John O'Donnell and Terrance Cauthen came in at 146.9 and 147.1, respectively.

On fighting for an American TV audience: "Last time I was in America it didn't go quite well as I suffered my first and only loss. I need to show the Americans what I'm really made of."

"With a win against Cauthen, I believe that I'm not far away from moving up to top-level competition."

"When I took the fight, I knew that O'Donnell was a good up-and-coming fighter. This is going to be a good fight. For slick southpaws like John and myself, it's tough for us to find fights. People don't want to fight us. Tomorrow night you are going to get two of them, but I need to get the win."


In the heavyweight co-feature, 6'9" Tyson Fury weighed in at 263. He'll have over 40 pounds on Rich Power, who came in at 221½.

"Tomorrow is my time to shine, so I hope Power has trained hard. I'm dead serious about boxing. I go in there and destroy. My Mr. Nice Guy persona is gone once I enter the ring."

On putting his undefeated record on the line: "People are too concerned with undefeated records. I don't care about it. I just wanted to take the fight and grow. Even on five days notice, I'm still ready to bang. It's good to just get in there and punch somebody in the face."

On taking the fight on short notice: "There are lots people who expect me to lose. I mean, he's got a 10-inch reach (advantage) on me. What the hell am I going to do? Sit on the other side of the ring and let him punch me? No, I'm going to get in there and let my hands go. We're both big, strong guys. Either of us could land a knockout punch."

The show starts at 11pm EDT tomorrow night on Showtime in the U.S., and Super Channel in Canada.

(Photos by Tom Casino / SHOWTIME®)

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