All but one fighter made weight today in Monte Carlo for tomorrow's fight card, which will be televised by ESPN (via WatchESPN.com) in the United States and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, plus SuperSport in South Africa and apparently six trillion other channels worldwide, with the demand for this mega-card enormous.
The fighter who missed was strawweight title challenger Xiong Zhao Zhong, who was barely over the 105-pound limit and was given an hour to drop the 0.07 pounds necessary to still receive his shot at Hekkie Budler's belt.
The main event will see middleweight Martin Murray take on Domenico Spada. Also in action: Randy Caballero and Stuart Hall meet for a vacant bantamweight belt, and Eleider Alvarez faces Ryno Liebenberg in a battle of unbeaten light heavyweight prospects.
Martin Murray 159.83 (72.50kg)
Domenico Spada 159.65 (72.42kg)
Eleider Alvarez 174.78 (79.28kg)
Ryno Liebenberg 174.82 (79.30kg)
Stuart Hall 116.97 (53.06kg)
Randy Caballero 117.90 (53.48kg)
Hekkie Budler 104.94 (47.60kg)
Xiong Zhao Zhong 105.07 (47.66kg)
Nick Blackwell 164.02 (74.40kg)
Sergey Khomitsky 164.02 (74.40kg)