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The Barbershop- July 24, 2012

By Allan Scotto

Happy Tuesday, fans!
Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute, scroll down and leave your comment below.

Now on to today’s question(s):
Prior to what should’ve been a WBO title defense against Vicente Escobedo, Adrian Broner missed the junior lightweight limit by slightly over three pounds. By fight time, he was 147 pounds, a welterweight. Like high school wrestlers, fighters dehydrate themselves to make lighter weights and after the weigh-in, they rehydrate and often times, the weight difference is quite substantial. For years, many fans and critics have believed that is very unhealthy and that weigh-ins should be done on the day of the fight.
You pay the bills, fans, so what do YOU think?
Don’t forget to join the fun on Friday nights as I join Randy Gordon and Gerry Cooney on their “Friday Night at the Fights” satellite radio show on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208. 
We’ll discuss the Barbershop question of the week and anything boxing-related that you’d like to share or talk about.
The show runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., EST and you can call in and let us know what you think by dialing 1-866-522-2846.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Allan Scotto can be reached at


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