WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and his title challenger Jose Gonzalez weighed-in this afternoon for tomorow nights fight. Both boxers tipped the scales at exactly 9st 8lbs 1/2oz (134.5lbs) ahead of their big fight at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday night.
Unbeaten Puerto Rican Gonzalez is the mandatory challenger for Burns’ belt, which will be the Coatsbridge mans third defence of the title.
On the undercard; John Simpson meets Choi Tseveenpurev for the WBC International title in a the chief support fight, Simpson came in at 9st 3lbs and ‘The Mongolian Warrior’ Choi scaled 9st 1lbs 8oz.
The third title fight on the card sees cruiserweights Stephen Simmons and Michael Sweeney face each other with the vacant Celtic title on the line. Edinburgh man Simmons, unbeaten in seven fights, weighed 14st 1lb 1/2 oz and Ireland’s Sweeney, 12-2-1, 14st 3lbs 1/2 oz. – video ifilmlondon – continue reading for full fight running order
Full Emirates Arena running order and weights
6pm: 6 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest
DAVID BROPHY (11st 9lbs ½oz) v GARY BOULDEN (11st 6lbs 2oz)
6.30pm: 6 x 3 Featherweight Contest
JONATHAN SLOWEY (9st 3lbs 6oz) v EDDIE NESBITT (9st 4lbs)
Live on Sky Sports HD1 from 7pm
7.05pm: 8 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest
ROCKY FIELDING (12st 5lbs 10oz) v MICHAL NIERODA (12st 3lbs)
10 x 3 mins Vacant Celtic Cruiserweight Championship
STEVE SIMMONS (14st 1lbs ½oz) v MICHAEL SWEENEY (14st 3lbs ½oz)
12 x 3 mins Vacant WBC International Super Featherweight Championship
JOHN SIMPSON (9st 3lbs) v CHOI (9st 1lb 8oz)
12 x 3 mins World WBO Lightweight Championship
RICKY BURNS (9st 8lbs 8oz) v JOSE GONZALEZ (9st 8lbs 8oz)
6x 3 mins Super-Featherweight Contest
MICHAEL ROBERTS (9st 7lbs) v MARIUSZ BAK (9st 5lbs 10oz)