Dillian Whyte and Jermaine Franklin weighed in for Saturday’s heavyweight bout at OVO Arena Wembley in London, wearing football shirts of their respective national teams, England and the United States, just a few hours before their match.
Dillian Whyte Comes In Lighter For Jermaine Franklin Bout Following Tyson Fury Loss
Whyte weighed 251 pounds at the weigh-in, two pounds lighter than he weighed when he challenged Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title in April. Buddy McGirt has trained Whyte for his first fight since that battle with Fury.
Franklin, on the other hand, weighed six pounds more than Whyte. At 257 pounds, Franklin weighed more than in any of his previous fights, except for one, for his fight against Rodney Moore in May.
Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) and Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs) will battle in a 12-round heavyweight bout that DAZN will broadcast worldwide (7 p.m. GMT; 2 p.m. ET).
Rest Of The Card
In the chief support, Nathan Gorman will have a whopping 31-pound advantage when he faces Fabio Wardley for the British heavyweight title.
At 240 pounds, Wardley remains unbeaten. Gorman, who previously lost to Daniel Dubois in his attempt to become champion (his only failure), weighed 271 pounds.
For her match against Anahi Ester Sanchez, who once lost her WBA lightweight title to Katie Taylor in Cardiff (Taylor’s first world title), Sandy Ryan weighed 139.7 pounds, while Sanchez weighed 138.8.
Having won both of his professional bouts prior to signing with Matchroom Boxing, Olympic silver medalist Pat McCormack weighed 152 pounds for his first match since signing with the company. His opponent, Christian Nicolas Andino, weighed 146 pounds.
Undefeated British Olympian Cheavon Clarke (weighing 199 pounds) will face off against Jose Ulrich, of Argentina, in search of his fourth win.
Thomas Carty weighed in at 252 pounds for his six-round bout with Pavlo Krolenko, who weighed in at 242 pounds. Carty hasn’t boxed since February.
For his debut, George Liddard weighed 162 pounds against Nikola Matic (154 pounds). Meanwhile, Mark Dickinson (164 pounds) takes on Gideon Onyenani, who weighed a pound less at 163 pounds.
The Richards-Bolotniks match was cancelled because Richards had fallen ill.