Jack Catterall and Jorge Linares looked in good shape as the weigh-ins were completed this afternoon ahead of the Matchroom card at the M&S Bank Arena on Saturday night.

Defending WBA Intercontinental champion Catterall (27-1, 13 KOs) and former three-weight world champion Linares (47-8, 29 KOs) both weighed in at the super-lightweight limit of 140lbs (63.5kg).

There was an intense stare down, but it ended with a respectful handshake between the  fighters ahead of their WBA Intercontinental title contest. 

Catterall vs Lineras weigh in
Catterall and Linares looked in good shape at today’s weigh in

Liverpool fighter Peter McGrail (W7-0 KO5) weighed in at 121.4lbs and his opponent Fran Mendoza (W17-KO7) came in at 119.8lbs, both comfortably under the 122lbs super-bantamweight limit.

The fight for the WBA Continental Super-Bantamweight title could possibly steal the show. McGrail is highly regarded and has been compared to Vasily Lomachenko because of his amateur pedigree and his slick quick-footed style out of a southpaw stance.  

Aqib Fiaz (12-0) was right on the limit at 130lbs and Reece Bellotti (16-5) weighed in at 128.9lbs. Another belt is on the line at the M&S Bank Arena as the fight between Fiaz and Bellotti is for the Commonwealth Super-featherweight belt. It is also a final eliminator for the British featherweight title. 

Another fighter on the limit for his weight class was Jose Sanmartin (34-7-1 21KOs) who weighed in at 122lbs. The experienced Colombian is up against undefeated Shabaz Masoud (11-0 1KO) for the WBA International super-bantamweight belt. Masoud weighed in at 121.8lbs 

Masoud Vs Sanmartin weigh-in by Patrick Murray
Masoud v Sanmartin figures on the undercard

Undefeated Khaleel Majid (11-0 3KO’s) weighed 141.3lbs and local fighter Tom Farrell (21-7 5KO’s) weighed 141.9lbs ahead of their match-up.  

The son of British Boxing Legend and rising star Campbell Hatton (13-0 5KO’s) weighed 142.9lbs. His opponent Jamie Sampson (9-2) came in at 141.1lbs

Hatton vs Sampson weighing in
Hatton vs Sampson weighing in

Muhammad Ali (3-0 1KO) weighed 123.9lbs and Giulio Commerso (2-0) weighed 123.6lbs, ahead of the fight in which one will lose their unblemished record.  

Local fighter Paddy Lacey (8-0 1KO) came it at 163.1 pounds with opponent Owen Kirk (3-1-2) at 163.6lbs.

William Croll (1-0) weighed 153.9lbs. He will fight Martin Shaw (4-16-3 1KO) who weighed in at 153.1lbs in a four-round contest.

Another Liverpool born fighter on the undercard is Jack Turner (2-0 2KO’s) who scaled at 117.3lbs and will look to expand his perfect record against the experienced Adam Yahaya (23-10-2 12KO’s) who weighed 116.6lbs.

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