Liam Wilson plans to have answers for everything Emanuel Navarrete brings into the ring.

For now, his team demands answers for everything that happened at the scales.

The visiting Australian contender was stunned at his announced weight of 126.3 pounds during Thursday’s official pre-fight weigh-in. Navarrete stepped on the same scale at 129.2 pounds under the supervision of the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission ahead of their vacant WBO junior lightweight title fight at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona (Friday, ESPN, 10:00 p.m. ET).

Navarrete (36-1, 30KOs) enters the fight as a two-division and reigning WBO featherweight titlist who makes his junior lightweight debut. Wilson (11-1, 7KOs) has never previously weighed lighter than 129 ¼ pounds in his five-year pro career, nor does he accept his abnormally light weight ahead of his U.S. debut and first career title fight.

“I’m not too sure. I came in the lightest I’ve [weighed] in the past ten years,” Wilson told Fox Sports Australia’s Ben Damon after Thursday’s weigh-in. “Something happened with the scales, I’m sure. I’m sure they’ve been tampered with. I weighed in 20 minutes prior to [Thursday’s official weigh-in]. I was just under weight. I went on the official scales for the official weigh-in and I was [nearly] four pounds under, magically. So, in twenty minutes I lost four pounds, two kilos in Australian weight.

“I think he’s come in overweight and they tampered with the scales to make it seem like he made it.”

Wilson was the only participant to come in well under the contracted limit among the 14 boxers who officially weighed in Thursday. In fact, the session began with Francisco Duque initially coming in 2 ½ pounds over the agreed-upon 134-pound limit for his scheduled four-round fight with Emiliano Vargas (2-0, 2KOs). Duque was still more than one pound over the limit on his second attempt and is required to pay a fine for the infraction.

However, Wilson’s team believes there exists a smoking gun.

A review of the weigh-in shows a member of the Arizona commission approach and reach down in the vicinity of the scale at approximately the 14-minute mark of the ESPN+ stream. The yet-to-be-identified commission member is then observed repeating the movement shortly before Wilson officially weighed in for Friday’s televised main event.

“I was sitting in a room ten minutes before the weigh-in. How can I lose four pounds before the weigh-in,” questioned Wilson. “It’s unprofessional.”

A fight-day meeting with the Arizona commission has been requested by Steve Scanlan, Wilson’s manager, and No Limit Boxing, Wilson’s promoter in Australia. Among the planned talking points: who was the commission member observed to approach the scale prior to the main event weigh-in, why such action was taken and—if Scanlan gets his way—a fight-day weigh-in with a maximum rehydration limit.

Representatives for Top Rank and the Arizona commission did not immediately respond to inquiries by seeking comment as this goes to publication.

Wilson and his team insist that the boxer was roughly 129 ½ pounds on the same scale barely twenty minutes prior to the start of the session. That would constitute a weight discrepancy closer to three pounds than four, though the main point of contention is the belief that Mexico’s Navarrete was over the limit despite moving up from featherweight in his bid to become a three-division titleholder.

Navarrete needed two tries to get within the featherweight limit for his previous outing, a sixth-round knockout of Eduardo Baez last August 20 in San Diego, California. The 28-year-old boxer from San Juan Zitlaltepec, Mexico was initially 126.4 pounds as observed by the California State Athletic Commission, before he stripped down behind the Top Rank weigh-in shield for an official weight of 125.8 pounds for his third WBO featherweight title defense.

It was believed that his debut at the higher weight would alleviate any concern at the scale. If the theory offered by Wilson and his team is accurate, then Navarrete would have been more than two pounds above the maximum 130-pound junior lightweight limit.

“I’ve prided myself these past eight weeks to come in this fight and be a champion. It’s a shame to see him come here and disrespect the sport,” stated Wilson, while noting that he still plans to proceed with the fight. “I’m gonna get in the ring. For me, it shows that he’s done this unprofessionally. I’m gonna take advantage of that. I’m gonna apply the pressure and break him down.

“I take a lot of confidence and I’m ready for this fight. This is where my resilience comes in. We have a fight on our hands. Come Friday night, we’ll be fighting.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox