Liam Smith looked in tremendous shape as he successfully made weight for his clash with Magomed Kurbanov tomorrow.
Former world champion Liam Smith (29-2-1, 16 KOs) faces Magomed Kurbanov (21-0, 13 KOs) in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Friday, May 7, with the event broadcast in the USA and Canada on ESPN+, and on Fite TV for the rest of the world.
The WBO International super-welterweight title is also on the line, with Smith looking to move one step closer to a crack at world honours with a victory.
The two men took part in their weigh-in on Friday, with Smith coming in at a ripped and ready 69.6kg (153.4lbs), while Kurbanov was slightly heavier at 69.85kg (154lbs).
Smith is looking to continue his good run of form, having picked up three straight victories over Roberto Garcia, Mario Alberto Lozano and Sam Eggington in the past two years.
TV: Smith-Kurbanov will headline a scheduled five-fight card streaming live and exclusively on ESPN+.
Live Stream: FITE has secured the rest of the world rights to the Smith v Kurbanov event, available for just $9.99. Click the link to the event page. Unlimited replays till June 7th, 2021.
Welterweight contender Eduard Skavynskyi (13-0, 7 KOs), who was born in Ukraine and now resides in Yekaterinburg, will fight former world title challenger Joel Julio (39-5, 33 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
In a 10-round showdown for the vacant WBO European junior featherweight belt, Evgenii Liashkov (8-1, 2 KOs) will go for his ninth consecutive victory against Mukhammad Shekhov (8-0-1, 3 KOs), a one-time amateur standout for his native Uzbekistan.
Enriko Gogokhia (12-0, 7 KOs), a former professional kickboxing standout from the nation of Georgia, will look to extend his knockout streak to five against Gustavo David Vittori (24-7-1, 12 KOs) in an eight-round junior welterweight contest.
Southpaw boxer-puncher Zafar Parpiev (9-2, 2 KOs), who is coming off a December knockout win over the previously undefeated Turat Osmonov, will fight Filipino veteran Alphoe Dagayloan (14-4-6, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder at junior bantamweight.