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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Allan Green fails to make weight

By Dan Rafael

Allan Green, the former super middleweight world title challenger, was not even close to making weight for his scheduled 10-round bout against Eleider Alvarez that will headline this week's edition of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn.

Green, 33, of Tulsa, Okla., signed for the fight at a catch weight of 180 pounds but weighed in on Thursday at 186 pounds.

Alvarez (12-0, 8 KOs), 29, a 2008 Colombian Olympian who now lives in Montreal, was two pounds under the maximum contract weight at 178 pounds.

The fighter camps agreed to fight anyway with Green (32-4, 22 KOs) not having to lose any more weight but having to pay Alvarez 20 percent ($3,000) of his $15,000 purse.

Green, who also has missed weight for previous bouts, enters the fight 3-3 in his past six fights. The losses came by shutout decision to super middleweight champion Andre Ward in a 2010 world title bout that was part of the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament, an eight-round knockout loss in his next fight to former light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson in the Super Six and a blistering, one-punch knockout loss in the fourth round to former super middleweight titlist Mikkel Kessler in May 2012.

In the co-feature, former featherweight titlist Billy Dib (35-2, 21 KOs), 27, of Australia, was right on the contract limit of 127 pounds for his scheduled 10-rounder against Hartford's Mike Oliver (25-3, 8 KOs), 33, who was 124 pounds.

Dib is looking to rebound from losing his world title on March 1 on a 12-round split decision to Evgeny Gradovich of Russia.

Friday's card is the first solo promotion for rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Promotions.