Scott Quigg and Yoandris Salinas both weighed today at 121.5 lbs. ahead off their WBA super-bantamweight world championship fight on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. The fight was originally scheduled as the co-feature to last weekend’s postponed Haye-Fury card, but Matchroom Boxing moved this big fight to London for the following week. Quigg, 24, is the champion in name but feels he needs to beat Salinas to be crowned the true holder of the belt. He was handed the vacant WBA world super-bantamweight title last month, after beating William Prado in June. “On paper I’m a world champion. But I don’t want to be given the title. I’ve worked so hard from a young age and I want to do it the right way and that is by winning it in the ring against a world-class opponent. “I’ve never boxed in London as a pro and it’s an honour to top the action with Joshua, Luke Campbell, Kevin Mitchell and Lee Selby.” Salinas, 28, has vowed to silence Scott Quigg’s supporters with a dominant win in Saturday night’s world title fight. The Miami-based Cuban is not fazed by the prospect of a big partisan crowd at London’s 02 Arena and plans to spoil Quigg’s coronation party. “This is the first time I have fought in the UK, but my last nine fights have been outside my home in the United States,” said Salinas. “It’s never affected me. Not the timing, not the fans, not anything regarding being outside of my home.” “I’m going to keep the fans quiet on Saturday night,” Salinas added. “They are going to be silent because they are not going to be too happy with what they are seeing.”
Other weigh-in videos from the 02 Arena show.
Anthony Joshua vs Emanuele Leo
Anthony Joshua won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the London Olympics last year and this weekend he has his first professional fight against Italy’s unbeaten Emanuele Leo at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Joshua, 23, has already set his sights on winning a world title in the future and is looking forward to the journey getting there, starting against Leo. “It’s the start of a journey, hopefully it’s a great one and we will get that world title, God willing. I’m with a good promotional team and I’m sure they can pull the strings to make it happen.” said Joshua. “I know what I’m getting into, I know how to prepare for it mentally,” “That’s why I am very relaxed going into October 5. Experiences which I didn’t have as an amateur, I have as a professional.
Kevin Mitchell vs Marko Lopez