Danny Green and Shane Cameron comfortably made the weight for their IBO cruiserweight title fight in Melbourne tomorrow.
Much had been made about Green insisting the bout be made at 89kg - below the official cruiser limit of 90.7kg - with Cameron labelling it a "Danny division".
Green defended the action, saying catch-weight contests were a well-worn practice in the sport and that the New Zealander, whose last fight was at heavyweight, would put on "an extra 10 kegs" by the time of the bout.
As it transpired, Cameron still looked strong as he tipped the scales at 88.50kg, while Green was 87.15kg.
Cameron said he expected to weigh around 94kg by the time he entered the ring at Hisense Arena. The fight is scheduled for 6pm WA time.
West Australian Green, who is gunning for his fourth world title, easily made the mark.
"I had some pancakes before I came here," Green said.
"I had some orange juice, coffee, a couple of bananas. I'm pretty cool."
Green said it was an advantage to fuel up during preparation, but that was gone as soon as they stepped into the ring.
"The advantage is going to be on his side tomorrow night when the bell goes because this is as heavy as I'm going to get," he said.
Cameron, who said he spent hours in a hot bath to sweat out the final kilograms, didn't plan to go "too crazy" over food in the next 24 hours.
"I'll eat what I feel like and get some fluids," he said.
Green held the title until last year when he was soundly beaten by American Antonio Tarver, who was later stripped after testing positive to steroids.
Green said he didn't consider the title should already be his to defend.
"I don't think about that. I lost the world title when, unfortunately, I was beaten on the night," he said.
"He's been subsequently stripped and he's got to live with that."- with Australian Associated Press
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