WBC and WBO female bantamweight champion Dina Thorslund (20-0) weighed in at 53.2 kg/117.3 lbs at today’s weigh-in in Copenhagen. 

Tomorrow, Thorslund defends her titles against late sub Mary Romero (9-4), who was on her way to the Danish capital on a plane that was delayed. She accepted the fight against Thorslund late Thursday evening and will arrive sometime early this evening (if not further delayed).

Meanwhile, the original opponent for Thorslund, and the WBC mandatory challenger Seren Cetin (11-0), was in a nearby hotel. Upon arriving, Cetin and her team complained about the hotel and were moved to a more expensive one. 

However, it was by then clear to all that Cetin was in no way fit to fight as she had a fresh cut by her left eye, that had been closed by six stitches, and the WBC were quick to pull the plug on the fight – even though Team Cetin offered to take out the stitches and go through with the fight. This was not approved and promoter Bettina Palle, Thorslund’s manager Lee Eaton and trainer Thomas Madsen began to look for another opponent – then Romero accepted the fight.

Romero was in training for a fight later this spring, but whether she can make the weight is an open question. 

She lost a close and disputed decision to Cetin last year in Turkey and many insiders feel she is a step up in class for Thorslund.

Meanwhile, the question must be asked how Cetin and her team thought they fight for two world titles with a big swelling and a large cut going into the fight.