Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders (27-0-0) and Germany’s Shefat Isufi (27-3-2) both made weight for their fight tonight.
“Superb” and Isufi will be colliding for the vacant WBO world super-middleweight title in a 12-round bout that will take place at Lamex Stadium, Stevenage. Yesterday the two boxers hit the scale and everything went smooth until the final face-off.
👋 Billy Joe Saunders gives Shefat Isufi a small slap at the end of their weigh-in face-off today. Vacant WBO super-middleweight title at stake tomorrow night. pic.twitter.com/48PKV5ZoJs
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 17, 2019
The 29-years-old Saunders weighed in at 76.2 kilos while his adversary was 300 grams lighter – 75.9 kg. There is no denying that Billy Joe is looking in tremendous shape for the fight and all credit must go to his new trainer Ben Davison.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) May 17, 2019
Isufi, on the other hand, has nothing to lose as he will be going to the fight as a huge underdog.
The main card of the evening includes the fights between heavyweights Joe Joyce (8-0-0) and Alexander Ustinov (34-3-0) and super bantamweights Brad Foster (10-0-1) and Ashley Lane (13-8-2).