Andy Lee (right) and Alejandro Gustavo Falliga (left) pose for the cameras after weighing in at the George Boutique Hotel in Limerick. Also pictured is fight promoter Brian Peters and Lee's manager and trainer Emanuel Steward. Both Lee and Falliga weighed just under the middleweight limit with each tipping the scales at 11 stone 5 lbs (159 lbs) ahead of tomorrow nights first ever pro fight night in Lee's native Limerick..
Paul McCloskey (right) and Manuel Garnica (left) square off after weighing in for their scheduled 10 round bout. Also pictured is fight promoter Brian Peters. Both men weighed exactly the same at 10 stone 2 lbs (142 lbs).
Unfortunately the Matthew Macklin – Christophe Karagoz fight was cancelled late last night as Karagoz was unable to travel from France due to a family emergency and an opponent of sufficient calibre for Macklin could not be confirmed at such short notice.
The full line up for the Ladbrokes.com Fight Night is as follows:
Andy Lee V Alejandro Gustavo Falliga - Middleweight (10 Rounds)
Paul McCloskey V Manuel Garnica - Light Welterweight (10 Rounds)
Jason McKay V Martins Kukuls - Middleweight (6 Rounds)
Ciaran Healy V Pavel Lotah - Light Middleweight (6 Rounds)
Michael Perez V Sandor Baloghs - Heavyweight (4 Rounds)
Michael Sweeney V Remigijus Ziausys - Cruiserweight (4 Rounds)
Doors open at the University Sports Arena at 6pm on Saturday with the first contest at 7.20pm.
RTÉ TWO's live coverage of the event begins at 9pm with the McCloskey - Garnica battle. Andy Lee is expected in the ring after 10pm.
Worldwide coverage is also available online via http://www.rte.ie
Article posted on 01.02.2008