Carl Froch weighed in at 167½ to defend his IBF super middleweight title tomorrow in Nottingham against Yusaf Mack, who came in at the division limit of 168 pounds.
The card will be televised by Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, and Integrated Sports PPV in the United States. Also featured on the US PPV broadcast will be Tony Bellew (174¾) vs Roberto Bolonti (173), Khalid Yafai (118¼) vs Pio Antonio Nettuno (120¾), and Scotty Cardle vs Joe Elfidh in a junior welterweight bout.
BLH will have live coverage, starting tomorrow at 3 pm EST.
"I've trained just as hard for this fight as I did for the Bute fight. The training, the physical side of it: the runs, the groundwork and the sparring, have been just as hard as last time. You've got to be in tip-top shape for every single fight, if I turned up 50-percent fit for Mack then I'm probably going to get beat. It's as simple as that. I can't just take my foot off the gas and think, 'Oh, I've got an easy fight.' There's no such thing as an easy fight, so I turn up fully prepared for whoever I'm fighting.
"This is a World title fight so he'll come and try to cause an upset. He can punch a bit, because he's a light heavyweight, so he's going to probably try to catch me out early on and maybe let a barrage of shots off early. So, I need to be cute, clever and box behind my jab and just find my feet for the first three or four rounds before I close the distance and close that fighting gap and start letting some artillery go.
"I've made the mistake in the past of not turning up 100-percent and I nearly came unstuck against Dale Westerman. It was the warm-up fight before I boxed Brian Magee, defending my British title, and it was a hard night's work. It was tough. It was nine rounds of me getting my head punched in until I closed the show in the ninth. But that was supposed to be an easy walk in the park for me but it was probably one of my hardest fights because I wasn't fully prepared. I took him lightly. I'm too professional to not take this guy seriously.
"I've sparred a lot with Tony Bellew - a World champion in waiting, in my opinion - done some hard, long runs and some hill-work which is very difficult and my groundwork has stepped up a level and I'm feeling it. It builds-up getting harder and harder, until fight week when I take my foot off the gas, recover and then explode tomorrow. I'm going to be ready."