Taylor vs Baranchyk: Josh Taylor eventually makes weight for world title clash, live on Sky Sports
Watch Josh Taylor vs Ivan Baranchyk and Naoya Inoue vs Emmanuel Rodriguez on Sky Sports Action on Saturday from 9pm.
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 17/05/19 9:24pm
Josh Taylor was at the heart of weigh-in confusion ahead of his IBF super-lightweight clash with Ivan Baranchyk.
A failure with the scales, as weights were read out in kilograms, caused chaos in Glasgow, but eventually 'The Tartan Tornado' successfully weighed in for the World Boxing Super Series semi-final at Glasgow's SSE Hydro, live on Sky Sports, while 'The Beast' Baranchyk checked in at 139.6 lbs
It was far from ideal for Taylor who, having believed he had successfully made the limit after stripping down, hitting the kg mark, began to re-hydrate, only to then be told he was 0.2lbs over and thus had two hours to shred down.
Just fourteen fights into his career, Taylor is aiming to become Scotland's first world champion since Ricky Burns with a mouthwatering unification final showdown against WBA king Regis Prograis lying in wait.
"I feel great, I can't wait to get my hands on him tomorrow," Taylor said. "I want to get that belt and keep it in Scotland.
"I'm ready to fight, I want to let my hands go tomorrow."
Taylor is not the only star on show in Glasgow with aptly named 'Monster' Naoya Inoue primed and ready. The pound-for-pound rated Japanese superstar, a three weight world champion, puts his WBA belt on the line in a unification bout against outstanding Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rodriguez (IBF) and both men were inside the bantamweight mark at 117.7lbs ahead of their semi-final.
Watch Josh Taylor vs Ivan Baranchyk and Naoya Inoue vs Emmanuel Rodriguez from 9pm on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action.