Weigh-In WBO Junior Welterweight Championship Linardatou Vs. Taylor

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.

Via skysports.com