JOSH TAYLOR has made weight for his first world title challenge. But it took some time to get there.
IBF super-lightweight champion Ivan Baranchyk made weight at the first attempt, coming in at 139½lbs. In great shape and fine spirits, the man from Belarus roared enthusiastically.
Taylor was initially just over the limit, by 0.2lbs according the announcer. (The weights being announced in kilos rather than pounds might have led to confusion, as the Scotsman thought he had made weight until he was later informed otherwise).