Shannon Courtenay set to be stripped of WBA title after lacking weight for Mitchell struggle

Shannon Courtenay will nonetheless struggle Jamie Mitchell regardless of lacking the load

Shannon Courtenay is ready to be stripped of her WBA bantamweight belt after lacking the load for her title defence in opposition to Jamie Mitchell.

The 28-year-old Briton weighed in 2.5lbs over the 188lbs (13st 6lb) restrict on Friday afternoon in Liverpool.

Her bout will go forward and promoter Eddie Hearn believes Mitchell can be allowed to struggle for the belt.

“Shannon Courtenay has missed weight and I will let her make a press release,” Hearn informed IFL TVexternal-link.

“She’s not going to make that weight and I feel Jamie Mitchell can have an opportunity to win that WBA bantamweight title.

“Shannon’s received to recover from that emotionally and go and placed on a efficiency.”

Courtenay solely received the world title in her final struggle in April when she beat Australian rival Ebanie Bridges on factors.

There was additionally drama within the weigh-in for the primary occasion between native rivals Anthony Fowler and Liam Smith.

Fowler’s workforce complained about Smith’s weight whereas he was on the scales and the Liverpudlian was pressured to strip down and weigh in behind a towel.

Among the many verbal melee on stage which concerned Fowler’s coach Shane McGuigan and members of Smith’s workforce, Smith did finally weigh in on the 154lb restrict.

Fowler and Smith then had phrases for one another through the closing face-off between them, however the primary occasion goes forward as deliberate.

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