Legendary boxing promoter – Bob Arum who is overseeing the vacant WBO junior lightweight world title fight involving Emanuel Navarrete and Liam Wilson has said that any talk of cheating and dodgy scales is “total bullsh*t”.
Australian boxer – Liam Wilson having weighed at 126.3 pounds [57.4kg] against Navarrete’s 129.2 pounds [58.7kg] accused his opponent’s team of tampering with the scale.
But according to Bob Arum, no one tampered with the scale:
“Oh come on, this is Arizona, no-one f**** with the scales,” Arum said.
“It’s total bullsh*t.
“He [Navarrete] made the weight for Christ’s sake. Everyone else made weight and there weren’t any aberrations with the other fighters on the card.
“I hate all these conspiracy theories in boxing for whatever reason. But let me assure you, the scales were accurate.
“Nobody touched the scales before they [Wilson and Navarrete] were weighed in.
“It’s going to be a great fight. The Aussie is a talented fighter, but he has a handful in Navarrete who I believe is something special.”