Return of The Magnificent Seven Press Conference final presser
Paul Smith and James DeGale had to be pulled apart when the two boxers weighed in ahead of their fight tomorrow night at the Echo arena in Liverpool.
Smith who will defend his British Super-Middleweight title against DeGale as put personal feelings aside and so as the London Gold medal winner and the fight looks like being a real tussle which will answer a lot of questions in an hard one to pick.
The fight that tops the bill on Frank Warrens Return of the Magnificent Seven show which will be shown live on Sky Box Office HD could well be a candidate for fight of the year,
Both fighters are in great shape and ready for fight time and the tensions between the pair nearly boiled over as DeGale went face to face with Smith, who was, clearly upset with DeGales lack of respect to him in the final customary stare down before the fight..
DeGale was pulled away by promoter Frank Warren to jeers from the big Liverpool crowd. It was the only real drama during the public weigh-in, where all bar one of the 10 front line fighters made the limit first time of asking.
Nathan Cleverly will take on late replacement Frenchman Nabjid Mohammedi, who was called in on Wednesday night. Mohammedi was over the limit at the first time of asking on scales, but after going away for a while and then stripping naked, he eventually came back to make the 175lbs requirement weight.
Cleverly himself looking in great condition and with a confident spring in his step, easily came in 8oz under the limit at 12srt 6½lbs.
European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin, who defends his title against Ruben Varon, weighed in at 11st 6lbs, the challenger Varon coming in a pound lighter.
Kell Brook will have a big weight advantage when he defends his WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title, the Sheffield boxing stylist was just inside the weight limit at 10st 6½lbs and the challenger – another late replacement, was a two pounds lighter than Brooke.
Scouse prospect Tony Bellew, defends his newly won Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight title against Ovill McKenzie, hit the scales at 12st 6lbs, McKenzie was a pound heavier at 12st 7lbs.
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