Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam: The Weigh-In



AJ - Takam weigh-in live


Afternoon everyone. Massive evening of boxing tomorrow in Cardiff, headlined by Anthony Joshua defending his unified world heavyweight titles against stand-in opponent Carlos Takam. Those two, along with Katie Taylor and Kal Yafai ahead of their world title fights plus Dillian Whyte are all due on the scales shortly. Alistair Sargent here to keep you up to date with the vital information

WBA super-flyweight champion Kal Yafai and his challenger Sho Ishida have both just weighed in at 8st 2lbs, inside the championship limit. So we have a world title fight. Should be a good one that as well.

David Allen, 16st 13lbs for his heavyweight contest. He will face Scott Saward in a hastily arranged contest after his original opponent Lenroy Thomas failed to travel this week. That bout is expected to go ahead on the Bellew-Haye card now instead.

Robert Helenius and Dillian Whyte now going through their weigh-in process. Helenius tips the scale at 17st 10lbs

Dillian Whyte gets a good reception from the crowd. Gone are the antics that preceded that barnstormer with Dereck Chisora a year or so back. 17stone 9 and a half for Whyte.

Whyte sounding in confident mood ahead of a fight he hopes will bring him closer to a world-title shot. Asked for a prediction of the bout with Helenius he replies "paaaaaaainnnnnnn!!!!!!" Ominous.

Next up is Katie Taylor. She has her first opportunity at a world title tomorrow. Let's hope for no mistakes on the scales from the 5 time Amateur World Champ

KT comes in at 134.8 lbs, about 9st 9. Just inside the lightweight limit. Phew. She will now challenge Argentina's Anahi Sanchez for the belt tomorrow.

Sanchez is over! 136lbs. 9st 10lbs. 1lb over the weight. She'll have 2 hours to shed that pound. Should have skipped the pie at lunch. Shouldn't be much difficulty in losing that pound hopefully. If she doesn't inside the 2 hr limit then she will vacate the title and Katie Taylor will still have the chance to win the WBO title with a win