Lee Selby and his team have accused a member of Josh Warrington’s team of racism during the weigh-in and were then subjected to an unprovoked attack by fans as they attempted to leave the weigh-in on Friday.
Leeds fans, taking to the scaling to support Warrington, can be seen abusing Selby’s team and attacking his team bus once the formalities had concluded.
Jamie Sanigar, Selby’s manager quickly drove away as Warrington fans clearly shout ‘Leeds’ couple with various forms of disrespect to the world champion.
The video, filmed by Fighting Pride, was captured just moments after both fighters had successfully made the featherweight limit ahead of their Saturday showdown at Elland Road.
In a further twist, a member of Warrington’s entourage, former fighter Nick Manners (who once fought Joe Calzaghe) has been accused of racism after bringing two blow-up sheep to the weight proceedings.
Sanigar spoke about the controversial incidents in the aftermath.
“Licensed BBBoC trainer Nick Manners had two blow up sheep to try and antagonise Lee,” manager Jamie Sanigar told Wales Online.
“This is a racist overtone and has been reported to Robert Smith at the BBBoC.
“As we left the weigh-in, the team including Lee were attacked as we tried to leave in the van.
“Lee and all of the team are fine and are ready for Saturday night.”
With Manners reported, it’s uncertain whether he’ll be able to continue in his role alongside Warrington ahead of what is a defining night for the home fighter.