AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - The weights are in for tomorrow's eight round clash between Joseph Parker (5-0, 4KOs) of New Zealand (L) and Francois Botha (48-9-3, 29KOs) of South Africa, at Trusts Stadium. Parker came in at 102.9 kg [226.8-pounds], and Botha was 116.5 kg [256.8-pounds].
Marcel Botha, the son of Francois, will make his pro debut against Jeremy Sebastian. Botha had only two fights as an amateur in the junior middleweight ranks after taking up the sport four years ago.
There was also a battle of dwarfs as Colin Lane and Matthew Wood will clash.