At the weigh in for the Aviator Arena NBC Sports Network seven bout boxing card at the New York State Athletic Commission held on Friday afternoon, March 23, 2012, all 14 scheduled boxers made weight for their respective bouts. The last three bouts will be immediately televised at 9 PM Saturday night, and the entire seven bout card will be telecast in its entirety on tape delay on Sunday March 25, 2012, on the NBC Sports Network.
The weigh in for the main event was marred by controversy, as the Zab Judah and Vernon Paris camps confronted each other in a heated verbal confrontation, and traded taunts and insults. After the weigh in, noted promoter Carl King (son of Don King) apologized to a woman in Zab Judah's camp (presumably his wife) and the apology was accepted. It remained, clear, however, that the two rival camps, Judah's and Paris', both large in size of individuals, clearly do not like each other and are looking forward to settling matters in the ring.
At least one of the preliminary fighters was seen hungrily wolfing down a bowl of pasta after his weigh in at a nearby table, a certain after effect of the hard work and effort required to make weight. Unlike the Erik Morales weigh in on the same day elsewhere (Morales was stripped of his WBC light welterweight title for weighing at 142, two pounds overweight, and making no effort to shed it).
Zab Judah 138, Vernon Paris 138, IBF light welterweight elimination bout
Tomasz Adamek 222.5, Nagy Aguilera 226.5, heavyweights
Siarhei Liakhovich 231, Bryant Jennings 219.5, heavyweights
Santander Silgado 196, Willie Herring 196, cruiserweights
Curtis Stevens 162, Romaro Johnson 160, light middleweights
Irish Vinny O’Brien 143, Jeff Lentz 144, welterweights
Angel Garcia 130, Alan Beeman 129.5, lightweights