Weighty is­sue

Sunday Star-Times - - SPORT -

Box­ing: Aus­tralian boxer Jeff Horn has ac­cused pro­mot­ers Top Rank of play­ing ‘‘tricks’’ with the of­fi­cial scales af­ter fail­ing to make the weight at the first at­tempt for his manda­tory world ti­tle de­fence against Ter­ence Craw­ford. In a dra­matic weigh-in yes­ter­day, Horn was given an ex­tra hour to come un­der the wel­ter­weight limit af­ter ini­tially be­ing over the limit, clock­ing 148 pounds (67.13kg) at the MGM Grand Gar­den Arena in Las Ve­gas. Horn then took off his un­der­wear and was still over at 147.5 pounds (66.9kg). When he re­turned, he tipped the scales at 147 pounds (66.67kg). ‘‘I knew this was com­ing,’’ he said. ‘‘I think there was a bit of tricks up their sleeve with this one, be­cause he was just un­der­weight and I was just over.’’

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