Today saw the weigh-in for Matchroom’s Rocky & the Betfair Prizefighters at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night. It took place at St George’s Hall, Liverpool and was open to the public.
The four Prizefighter quarter-final duos were weighed in first, that ahead of Rocky Fielding and Carl Dilks getting on the scales to weigh-in for their vacant English super middleweight title tilt.
The latest of late entries to the competition, Jamie Spence, was first to tip the scales to weigh-in for his quarter-final scrap with much-loved and well-supported Liverpool man Derry Mathews. Spence, 28, from Northampton, weighed in at 9st 10lbs 10oz. His opponent Mathews weighed in at 9st 10lbs 13oz.
Former Lonsdale belt holder Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla will pit his wits against defeated British Masters lightweight man Stephen Jennings. Crolla, who’s trained by Joe Gallagher, weighed in at 9st 10lbs 9oz. His foe for the quarter-final tomorrow night, Jenko, tipped the scales at 9st 9lbs 12oz.
Next to weigh in was “Five Star” Gary Sykes and his opponent for tomorrow’s quarter-final Hull’s unbeaten lightweight Tommy Coyle. 23-year-old Coyle, 13-0, weighed in at 9st 10lbs and 12oz, while Sykes’ weight was announced at 9st 9lbs 14oz.
The final quarter-finalists for Rocky & the Betfair Prizefighters were Liam P Walsh of Halifax and Terry Flannigan of Manchester. Flannigan weighed in at 9st 10lbs 11oz, while Walsh had to shift 11oz in order to make weight, and eventually weighed in at 9st 10lbs.
The final weigh-in was the weigh-in for the main event; Rocky Fielding and Carl Dilks were pitted together on the scales ahead of their vacant English super middleweight title clash. “Rocky from Stocky” Rocky Fielding tipped at 11st 13lbs 9oz. The man in the opposite corner of the ring, Carl Dilks, was weighed at 11st 13lbs 10oz.
There are two reserves for Prizefighter… They are Tony Pace and Mark Evans. Pace weighed in at 9st 10lbs and Mark Evans tipped the scales at 9st 7lbs 15oz.