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Katie Taylor heavier than Christina Linardatou ahead of WBO super-lightweight showdown
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Last Updated: 02/11/19 7:18am
Katie Taylor weighed in heavier than champion Christina Linardatou as she stepped up a weight division to challenge for more gold.
Undisputed lightweight champion Taylor will vie for Linardatou's WBO super-lightweight belt on Saturday at 7pm in Manchester, live on Sky Sports Action.
Ireland's Taylor was 9st 13lbs, a pound inside the limit and a pound heavier than Greece's Linardatou.
It was a comfortable first weigh-in in a new division for Taylor who owns every major title at the 9st 9lbs weight, so is aiming to become a two-weight world champion.
Challenging Linardatou is her first fight since beating fellow world champion Delfine Persoon in New York in June.
Anthony Crolla was 9st 10lbs at his last-ever weigh-in - he will call time on his career after facing Frank Urquiaga on Saturday.
Crolla won a world title in his home city and, back in the same arena, will bid an emotional goodbye to boxing after a 45th fight.
Felix Cash and Jack Cullen engaged in a feisty stare-down after weighing in inside the middleweight limit for their Commonwealth title clash.
Terri Harper went face to face with Viviane Obenauf, and heavyweight Martin Bakole stared down Rodney Hernandez.