By Gregory Doyle
Ahead of Saturdays anticipated fight at the SSE Hydro between Josh Taylor and Winston Campos the two fighters today weighed in. Taylor the current WBC Silver Super-Lightweight Champion looked in peak physical condition as always weighing just inside the 10 stone (140lbs) mark at a ready 9st 13lbs 6oz with Campos coming in at an also trim 9st 13lbs. Both fighters did not seemed fazed by one other in the head to head stare down at The Hilton Garden Inn, just two men who are ready to put it all on the line and now engage in battle for Taylors championship. Nicaraguan Campos 30-3-5 (18 early) who is a late replacement for Mexican brawler Humberto Soto after Soto sustained a cut sparring, is relatively unknown but his most notable fight on his record is against vicious Venezuelan puncher Ismael Barroso known on these shores for ending the career of Dagenham’s Kevin Mitchell before coming unstuck against Anthony Crolla. Campos was stopped inside 4 rounds by Barroso which in turn was his last defeat way back in 2013. Taylor 11-0-0 (10 early) seems to be going from strength stopping his last 3 opponents inside 9 rounds. One notable opponent to fight fans is Ohara Davies who Taylor stopped in 7 rounds in their highly anticipated grudge match in July last year to pick up the title which will be defended tomorrow night. Taylor should have far too much for Campos and don’t be surprised if this one ends sooner rather than later due to the Scotsman’s blistering speed and counterpunching combinations.
Other notable weigh ins today was that of Jason Easton 11-0-0 who will fight proven British title challenger Glenn Foot 21-3-0 for the Commonwealth Super-Lightweight title vacated by a certain Josh Taylor. A really tasty dust up in which both fighters weighed in at 9st 13lbs and should be a stern test for Easton. Also on the card is the rematch between Commonwealth games gold medallist Charlie Flynn 10-0-1 and Ryan Collins 13-2-1, their first contest ended in the third round, ruled a technical draw due to a clash of heads that opened a cut on ‘The Mailman’ Flynn . Both fighters who square off for the vacant Celtic Lightweight title weighed in at a identical 9st 8lbs 6oz and should be another exciting closely fought fight.
The show gets underway from 5pm tomorrow with the show action packed from top to bottom.