GIVEN the low key status of Shefat Isufi, his weigh in, ahead of challenging Billy Joe Saunders for the vacant WBO super-middleweight title in Stevenage on Saturday, was a surprisingly venomous affair.
Saunders is stepping up to the 168lbs division for the first time. He looked in perfect condition as he came in exactly on the weight limit, at 12st, at Friday’s weigh in. Isufi scaled 11st 13lbs 6oz.
The two went forehead to forehead in their faceoff, with Saunders leaning in dangerously close. Billy Joe raised his hand to press Isufi away by the chin as minders pulled him back.