The official weigh-in for Saturday’s unified IBF/WBA/IBO Heavyweight world championship fight between undefeated IBF world champion Anthony Joshua and former two-time Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko took place earlier today in London, England. The official weights for the entire card are as follows.
Main Event: IBF/WBA/IBO Heavyweight world championship * - 12Rds.
Anthony Joshua (IBF champion) 250lbs. vs. Wladimir Klitschko (Challenger) 240 1/4lbs.
(*The vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) Heavyweight world championships will also be on the line in this bout in addition to Joshua’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) world championship.)
Featherweight – 12Rds.*
Scott Quigg 125 1/2lbs. vs. Viorel Simion 125 1/4lbs.
(*Fight will determine a mandatory challenger for IBF world Featherweight champion Lee Selby)
Lightweight – 12Rds.*
Darleys Perez 136 1/2lbs. vs. Luke Campbell 134 1/2lbs.
(*Bout is scheduled as an elimination bout to determine a mandatory challenger for WBA Lightweight world champion Jorge Linares. Perez weighed in a pound and a half over the 135lb. Lightweight limit at the official weigh-in, There is no word as of this writing as to whether Perez will weigh in again before the fight. Fight scheduled to take place as of this writing.)
Vacant WBA International Women’s Lightweight championship – 10Rds.
Nina Meinke 132 1/2lbs. vs. Katie Taylor 134lbs.
Cruiserweight – 4Rds.
Lawrence Okolie 200 1/4lbs. vs. Russ Henshaw 198 1/4lbs.
Welterweight – 4Rds.*
Josh Kelly vs, Faheem Khan
(*Weights for this bout are unavailable as of this writing. Bout still scheduled to take place as of this writing.)
Jr. Lightweight – 4Rds.*
Joe Cordina 134 1/4lbs. vs. Sergei Vib 130lbs.
(*Cordina four and a half pounds over the 130lb. Jr. Lightweight limit. Bout still scheduled to take place as of this writing.)
Joshua vs. Klitschko takes place tomorrow night (Saturday, April 29th) at Wembley Stadium in London, England. In the United Kingdom, the bout can be seen on a pay-per-view basis on Sky Box Office for €24.95 HD/€19.95 Standard Definition beginning at 6 PM (Local UK Time). For ordering information please visit: https://my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/
In the United States, the bout can be seen live on Showtime beginning at 4:15 PM ET/1:15 PM PT and will also be available on the Showtime and Showtime Anytime apps. For more information about Showtime, Showtime Sports, the Showtime and Showtime Anytime apps and a list of compatible devices please visit: www.sho.com. HBO will also be broadcasting the fight on a tape delay basis later that evening beginning at 11 PM ET/PT. For more information on HBO, HBO Sports, and HBO Boxing, please visit: www.hbo.com and www.hbo.com/boxing.
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