Martin Ward weighed in slightly less than James “Jazza” Dickens ahead of tomorrow night’s British super-bantamweight title fight at Rainton Meadows.
West Rainton fighter Ward topped the scales at eight stone, nine and-a-half pounds at the weigh in this afternoon.
Dickens’ weight was eight stone, 10 pounds, as he seeks to defend the British title in front of a sell-out crowd.
The two boxers, who were Great Britain amateur team-mates, exchange few words at the friendly weigh-in, but both appeared relaxed.
"I never bad-mouth any of my opponents, it's a hard enough sport without people in your ear saying 'I'm going to do this and do that'," said Ward.
"I've known Jazza a long time and like the lad and the same with his trainers, Paul and Mick.
"This is business, Jazza's got what I want and I will be giving it 100 per cent to take it off him."
Dickens commented: “I’m feeling good. My preparation has been great and I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be a good fight.
“I want to defend this and I want to fight good fighters and Martin’s a good test for me.”