|Left to Right Barry Smith, Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander, ‘Phat’ Pat McAleese, Steve Goodwin and Johnny Eames|
The official weigh in, for Saturday’s Steve Goodwin promoted ‘It’s Personal’ double title event at York Hall – featuring former English Super Featherweight Champion Ryan Barrett against , took place at the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town, London today.
International Masters Lightweight Title
Ryan Barrett – 9st 9lbs
Mark Alexander – 9st 8lbs 2oz
British Masters Light Middleweight Title
Pat McAleese – 10st 13lbs 12oz
Lee Noble – 11st 0lbs (initial weight 11st 1lb 8oz – second weigh in after 30 minutes on weight)
Following the weigh in some of the protagonists took the time to make their final comments, surprisingly neither Barrett or Alexander continued the fiery war of words.
Ryan Barrett simply said “All the talking’s been done, I’m happy, weight’s bang on 9.9.”
Following his weight check Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander also kept it short saying “Just under (weight limit) like I knew i’d be. I done the weight and I’m ready to go and get this title tomorrow. I’m gonna carb up now and then I’m ready to go.”
Whilst opponent Lee Noble sweated off the pound and half excess ‘Phat’ Pat McAleese also made a simple statement “I came in more or less spot on the weight. I can’t wait, I’m ready to Rock and Roll now. I’m ready”
Final word on the highly exciting event goes to promoter Steve Goodwin who said, “This is the first dual title fight we have had. We had a title fight in April, but this is the first time we have had two title fights on the same night and we’re really looking forward to it.
It’s going well, we’ve only had one fight drop out, so we’ve got ten decent fights. Two ten rounders, a six rounder and some up and coming prospects. To be honest it’s the best bill we’ve had so far.
It looks like a big success. We’ve sold out of standard tickets. We’ve got some ringside left, apart from that we’re sold out.
It’s going to be a really good night and a great atmosphere for everybody.”
Ryan Barrett versus Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander, for the vacant International Masters Lightweight title will co-headline with ‘Phat’ Pat McAleese versus Lee Noble for the British Masters Light Middleweight title at the Goodwin Promotions ‘It’s Personal’ event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday the 11th September 2010.
Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro