This past Friday night at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Jerry Odom (13-2, 12 KO's) was stopped in three rounds by Samuel Clarkson (15-3, 9 KO's) in what was supposed to be a fight contested in the Super Middleweight division.
Odom of Washington, DC did his part to meet his contractual obligation and made the 168 pound contracted weight. Unfortunately Clarkson checked in over 4 pounds higher at 172.8
At the morning- after weigh in, Clarkson was only supposed to be 10 pounds over the contracted weight and could not come in over 180 but once again was overweight at 184.6 pounds. Odom was 173 pounds.
When they stepped on the unofficial scale just a few hours before the fight, Odom was 175.8 while Clarkson 189.7.
"I should have cut the fight at the weigh in but I let my fighter make the final decision and Jerry wanted to fight. I thought about it but wanted to give Jerry the opportunity to showcase that he is one of the best Super Middleweights out there," Said Mielnicki.