Tshifhiwa Munyai needed two visits to the scales ahead of his fight with Scott Quigg
Tshifhiwa Munyai required two visits to the scales before making weight for his WBA title fight against Scott Quigg.
Last Updated: 19/04/14 11:20am
The tall South African, who took the fight at just a week's notice, was only 5oz over the 8st 10lb limit at the first time of asking.
The 28-year-old had two hours to shed the extra weight and he was able to do just that, meaning Bury's Quigg will get to headline his first show at the Phones 4U Arena on Saturday night.
"The main thing, that has my full attention, is tomorrow night," said Quigg, who scaled 8st 9lbs 8oz.
"It is a really tough fight and the sort of fight not many people would take because Munyai is very dangerous. But I am ready and I want to prove I am ready to fight the likes of Leo Santa Cruz, who people are all raving about.
"I have to be beating people like Munyai, and doing it in style, which I am 100 per cent confident I will do. "
The chief support action between Manchester pair John Murray and Anthony Crolla saw both dip inside the 9st 9lb lightweight limit with Crolla's WBO inter-continental belt on the line.
Defending Commonwealth featherweight champion Josh Warrington came nose to nose with veteran Rendall Munroe after the duo had safely made the weight, while Tyrone Nurse, Callum Smith and Hosea Burton all looked comfortable ahead of their respective bouts.
The raucous weigh-in bodes well for what promises to be an exciting night of action in Manchester, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 7.30pm.