Boxers make weight ahead of MTL fight

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Adonis "Superman" Stevenson participates in Friday's weigh-in. (JOEL LEMAY/QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 7:41 PM ET

Canadian challenger Adonis Stevenson and American champ Chad Dawson both made weight for their light-heavyweight title fight in Montreal.

Dawson, the reigning WBC and The Ring light-heavyweight (175-pound) champion, weighed in at 173.5 pounds Friday while Stevenson tipped the scales at 174.2 pounds.

The two will meet in a 12-round title fight Saturday at the Bell Centre but things almost kicked off at the weigh-in, when they briefly scuffled during the stare-down.

"They probably wanted to start a fight in the street in front of the TV cameras," Dawson's coach, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad said. "We had to protect our boxer, because we never know what can happen in these circumstances. The risk of a stupid injury a few hours (before a fight) is too big."

Dawson (31-2-0, 17 KOs) is coming off a loss to Andre Ward at 168 pounds, which knocked him out of The Ring's pound-for-pound top 10, while Stevenson (20-1-0, 17 KOs) beat Darnell Boone (sixth-round KO) in March.


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