News | Apr 07 2017

Liam Smith misses weight

Liam Smith and Liam Williams weigh in for their crunch clash
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LIAM SMITH has failed to make weight for his crunch super-welterweight clash with Liam Williams this weekend.

Smith initially weighed in at 11st 1lb 15oz earlier today, which is almost two pounds over the super-welterweight limit of 154lbs. He was then given two hours to shift the excess weight, per the WBO’s rules. The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed to Boxing News that he did not return for the second weigh-in, but the fight will still go ahead.

However, footage shows that it was announced that Smith only had one hour to lose the weight, causing confusion over how much time he actually had.