Heavyweight contenders David Price and John McDermott weighed in yesterday ahead of their long overdue British title eliminator tonight at Liverpool Olympia, live on Sky Sports 1/HD1.
And it was McDermott who raised eyebrows tipping the scales at 19st 5lbs (271lbs), the second heaviest weight of his career for the contest which is his first outing since his February 2011.
Things got heated at the weigh-in for Dereck Chisora’s European heavyweight title clash with Finnish big man Robert Helenius yesterday afternoon. After already vowing to ‘make love’ to his opponent in the ring, Chisora stoked the fire when he seemingly motioned to kiss ‘The Nordic Nightmare’. Chisora was the heavier man weighing in at 243.1lbs while 6ft 6in Helenius came in at 239.4lbs.
Hayemaker trainer Adam Booth claims the scales at Friday’s weigh-in were wrong stating David Haye is 5lbs lighter than yesterday’s reading at 14st 12lbs.
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye clocked in at 15st 3lbs at the electric weigh-in on Friday afternoon in the Karadst shopping centre in Hamburg, but Booth has revealed the reading was incorrect.
In front of a packed house in Hamburg, Haye weighed in 2.5lbs heavier than he did for his last fight tipping the scales at 15st 3lbs while Wladimir came in 4lbs lighter than his last outing at 17st 5lbs.