Alan Mark Roberts has weighed in three-and-a-half stone heavier than opponent Alan Blacks ahead of tomorrow’s big heavyweight title fight in Caernarfon.
Roberts stepped off the scales at 128 kg (20 stone and 1 lb) while Blacks was a much lighter 102 kg (16 stone 6).
The pair meet on Saturday night for the Market Mayhem Heavyweight kickboxing title at Caernarfon’s Market Hall.
Roberts, 35, is trained by Caernarfon-based highly-accomplished martial arts instructor Chris Pritchard, while British champion kickboxer Marvin Pritchard is coach for Blacks.
Both fighters have spotless 4-0 records and Blacks currently holds the WUMA Welsh kickboxing heavyweight title, which was formerly the property of Roberts, known popularly as Slim.
Slim landed in North Wales today all business and ready for action having been working abroad in Norway for some months.
Blacks, meanwhile, has kept fit and busy training hard and playing football for Llanrug United, and was in winning form in the ring just a fortnight ago, stopping Dan Pritchard in the third round on a Welsh Combat League boxing show in Llandudno.
Tomorrow night’s Clash of the Cofis has all the makings of a classic battle.
Blacks’ trainer Marvin Pritchard will also feature on the bill.
Current card (changes/additions may occur)
Alan Mark vs Alan Blacks
Keith Williams vs Sarbaz Chaushin
Cameron Cooke vs Chris Smyth
Bryn Morris vs Sion ap Dafydd
Dewi Clarke vs Tom Brown
Gethin Morgan vs George Marsh
Michale Dzieszuta vs Nathan Kelly
Sue Jones vs Kate Erentz
Martin Beer vs Llion Davies
Craig Arwel Owen vs Toni Caffari
Cara Owen vs Amaretta Evans
Kel Jones vs Geraint Williams
Gethin Wavel vs Lee Quinn
Gari Roberts vs Serb 800
Tommy Taylor vs Aiden Critley
Celt Brady vs Sam Loughan
Dean Riley vs Cameron Murphy
Sion Viney vs Matt Barker
Azi Thomas vs Reece Bryan
Jake Hinton vs Ryan Cooper
Robert Ben Humphreys vs Jack Godfrey