Belarus’s Kiryl Relikh (21-0, 19 KOs) took two attempts to make the 140lb limit at today’s weigh-in for his WBA World title challenge to Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 early), who hit 9st 13lbs on the first attempt.
Relikh, though, was initially four ounces over the weight limit and was given an hour to shave the extra poundage off his frame. The 26-year-old hit 10st exactly on his second attempt to ensure that he can still vie for the Scottish three-weight world title-holder’s belt.
A win for Burns, 33, could set-up a showdown with America’s Adrien Broner, who has been in touch with promoter Eddie Hearn regarding a Burns bout.
They clash at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro venue tomorrow night live on Sky Sports.
More weights to follow.