Carl Frampton‘s homecoming bout is a go, with both boxers weighing in ahead of tomorrow’s fight – but ‘The Jackal’ came in above the featherweight limit
‘The Jackal,’ after two and a half years on the road, returns home to take on Mexican Andres Gutierrez [35(25)-1(0)-1] in what has been billed as a WBC featherweight title eliminator, live on Channel 5.
Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] and his opponent hit the scales today in the Grand Ballroom of the Europa Hotel ahead of their fight tomorrow night at the SSE Odyssey Arena.
While there is no belt on the line, as it is an official eliminator between the WBC’s #1 (Frampton) and #8 (Gutierrez), both boxers were required to come in on or below the 126lb featherweight limit.
There had been some questions over Gutierrez’s ability to make the weight, but the Mexican came in at 125.6lbs (8 stone, 13 pounds, 9 ounces).
Indeed the problems came for Frampton, The 30 year old took to the scales to loud cheers but came in at 127lbs (9 stone, 1 pound) and will not re-weigh.
The fight will still go ahead, but now will no longer act as a world title eliminator for Frampton.