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Saunders vs Isufi weigh-in results: Billy Joe Saunders and Shefat Isufi make weight for WBO title fight

Billy Joe Saunders and Shefat Isufi were on-weight for tomorrow’s title clash.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Billy Joe Saunders and Shefat Isufi are set for tomorrow’s WBO super middleweight title fight, which will stream live on ESPN+ in the US and air on BT Sport in the UK, as the two fighters made weight today in Stevenage, England.

Saunders (27-0, 13 KO) came in at the limit of 168, looking lean and fit on the scales. Isufi (27-3-2, 20 KO) was at 167¼.

The fight is for the title recently vacated by Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, who has moved up to 175 pounds. If Saunders wins, he will gain a world title in a second weight class, having already held the WBO middleweight title.

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Heavyweights Joe Joyce (8-0, 8 KO) and Alexander Ustinov (34-3, 25 KO) are also ready for tomorrow, not that they had to “make weight,” necessarily. These two absolute units weighed in at 261 and 283¼, respectively. Usually when a heavyweight comes in at something like 283¼ you go, “Oh, wow, must be an out of shape guy,” but nah, the 42-year-old Ustinov is just a tree of a man, listed at 6’7½” and just thick as hell.

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The British and Commonwealth super bantamweight titles will also be on the line in a unification fight between Brad Foster (10-0-1, 3 KO) and Ashley Lane (13-8-2, 1 KO). Foster weighed in at 120¾, with Lane at 120½, both below the 122-pound limit.

Bad Left Hook will have live coverage of Saunders-Isufi tomorrow at 2:30 pm ET, streaming live on ESPN+

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