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Joshua vs. Whyte Weigh In

Joshua vs Whyte

Anthony Joshua (14-0) and Dillian Whyte (16-0) meet on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Joshua was the leaner of two, weighing in at 245lbs with Whyte slightly heavier at 247lbs.

At the face off, rather than face Joshua, Whyte chose to turn his back on him. This forced Joshua to come around in order to face Whyte for an intense few moments.

Kevin Mitchell (39-3) meets Ismael Barroso (18-0) on the undercard tomorrow night for the WBA interim lightweight title. Both fighters weighed in at 134.5lbs.

Tony Bellew (25-2-1) squares off against Mateusz Masternak (36-3) for the vacant EBU cruiserweight title. At their weigh in Bellew came in at 199lbs with Masternak just slightly heavier at 199.4lbs.

Bellew and Hearn have both called the bout a 50-50 fight yet there are much tougher opponents in the division so if Bellew wants to fight the best and dominate at cruiserweight then he will have to face some much tougher tests in the future.

Chris Eubank Jr. (20-1) initially weighed in at 160.25lbs but managed to cut that to 159.75lbs at a second attempt. Eubank’s opponent Gary O’Sullivan (22-1) came in at 159.5lbs for the battle to become Daniel Jacobs mandatory challenger for the WBA middleweight title.

Paulie Malignaggi (34-7) fights Antonio Moscatiello (20-2). Moscatiello is a late replacement for Malignaggi’s original opponent who dropped out earlier this week. Moscatiello also needed two attempts to make weight. He initially came in at 147.25lbs but was able to make 147lbs on a second attempt.

Hearn views Malignaggi as a potential opponent for Kell Brook hence his appearance on the card. However, Hearn is still desperate to make Brook vs. Khan for Summer 2016 but should he fail, for Hearn, Malignaggi is the perfect opponent to step in and fight Brook.

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