19
Dec
2018

Look: Lewis Ritson weighs over, eventually makes 135lb limit

WBN 15/06/2018

Lewis Ritson weighed in two ounces over the 9st 9lbs limit for his forthcoming bid to win the British lightweight belt outright.

The Newcastle man, topping a bill in his hometown for the first time in his career, scaled heavy before eventually stripping down to make bang on 135 pounds.

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In the co-feature, Josh Kelly and Kris George both came in under the 147 pound limit for their Commonwealth welterweight title bout.

WEIGHIN KELLY GEORGE2

Ricky Burns, fighting for the first time since dropping back down to lightweight, looked in tremendous shape for his ring return.

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Full weights and running order:

FIRST BELL: 16:30

4 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight contest @ 11st 2lbz

CHAD ELLIS v KEVIN McCAULEY

(Spennymoor) (Stourbridge)

4 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest @ 10st 2lbs

DARREN REAY v MWENYA CHISANGA

(Bedlington) (Chichester)

4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight contest @ 13st

LAWRENCE OSUEKE v REMIGIJUS ZIAUSYS

(Newcastle) (Lithuania)

FACEBOOK LIVE 18:00

6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight contest @ 12st 2lbs

JAKE HAIGH v ADAM JONES

(Macclesfield) (Denaby)

6 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest @ 10st 2lbs

RICKY BURNS v IVAN NJEGAC

(Coatbridge) (Croatia)

LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 19:00

10 x 3 mins English Cruiserweight Championship @ 14st 4lbs

ARFAN IQBAL 14st 3lb 2oz v SIMON VALLILY 14st 3lbs

(Derby) (Middlesbrough)

10 x 3 mins WBA Continental Super-Flyweight Championship @ 8st 3lbs

CHARLIE EDWARDS 8st 2lbs 8oz v ANTHONY NELSON 8st 3lbs

(Croydon) (South Shields)

12 x 3 mins WBC International Super-Bantamweight Championship @ 8st 10lbs

GAVIN McDONNELL 8st 9lbs 8oz v STUART HALL 8st 9lbs 8oz

(Doncaster) (Darlington)

12 x 3 mins British Lightweight Championship @ 9st 9lbs

LEWIS RITSON 9st 9lbs* v PAUL HYLAND Jr 9st 9lbs

(Newcastle) (Belfast)

*Ritson weighed 9st 9lbs 2oz first, returned to the scales to make the championship limit

12 x 3 mins Commonwealth Welterweight Championship @ 10st 7lbs

KRIS GEORGE 10st 6lbs 8oz v JOSH KELLY 10st 6lbs 2oz

(Queensland) (Sunderland)

LIVE FLOAT:

6 x 3 mins Welterweight contest @ 10st 10lbs

GLENN FOOT v SAM OMIDI

(Sunderland) (Manchester)

All pictures by Lawrence Lustig

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