Jay Harris and Paddy Barnes both looked impressive on the scales as they weighed in for their crunch IBF Inter-Continental flyweight title battle on Friday’s sold out #MTKFightNight at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
The duo headline a stacked card live on in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on iFL TV, and there was plenty of respect between the two men at their weigh-in.
Unbeaten Harris (16-0, 8 KOs) came in at 7st 13lbs 9oz, while Olympian Barnes (6-2, 1 KO) was almost identical, weighing 7st 13lbs 8oz.
Elsewhere on the card, rising star Sean McComb (8-0, 4 KOs) looks to take the next step in his career when he takes on former IBO world title challenger Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez (23-5, 9 KOs). McComb weighed 10st 1lb, with Rodriguez weighing 9st 13lbs 2oz.
Ex-lightweight world champion Terry Flanagan (34-2, 14 KOs) is in action too, going up against hard-hitting Ghanaian champion Michael Ansah (17-9-2, 11 KOs). Flanagan weighed 9st 13lbs, and Ansah weighed 9st 7lbs.
Friday’s event include also includes elite Irish debutants Paddy Donovan and Pierce O’Leary, the returning Conrad Cummings, the always-exciting Lewis Crocker, and many more.