Luis Alberto Lopez and Michael Conlan make weight ahead of world title clash in Belfast

Luis Alberto Lopez and Michael Conlan both made the weight ahead of their IBF featherweight world title fight in Belfast.

The pair hit the scales at the Europa Hotel to the adulation of the Belfast fight fans in the hope Conlan can represent his city as a world champion.

No drama at all in Belfast as both made the weight comfortably. Lopez’s compatriot Mauricio Lara missed weight by nearly 4 pounds in another featherweight contest in Manchester, England.

Fighting out of Mexicali, world champion Lopez hit the scales at 125.5 pounds. Challenger and hometown hero Michael Conlan came in at 125.9 pounds, both fighters coming under the 126 pound featherweight limit.

Lopez (27-2, 15 KOs) defends his IBF title for the first time since defeating Josh Warrington for title late last year. Conlan (18-1, 9 KOs) gets set for his second attempt at a world title tomorrow night at SSE Arena, Belfast. The Irishman lost by a devastating knockout to Leigh Wood last year, but has since rebuilt with wins over Miguel Marriaga and Karim Guerfi in his native Belfast.

On the undercard, Anthony Cacace (20-1, 7 KOs) weighed in at 129.9 pounds, with opponent Damian Wrzesinski coming in at 129.4 pounds ahead of their 12 round super lightweight clash.

Dublin’s Pierce O’Leary (11-0, 6 KOs) came to the scales at a 139.3 pounds ahead of his light welterweight contest with Spain’s Alin Florin Ciorceri (17-3, 7 KOs), who came in bang on the limit at 140 pounds.

Liverpool’s Nick Ball (17-0, 10 KOs) and South Africa’s Ludumo Lamati (21-0-1, 11 KOs) also came in at the agreed limit of 126 pounds. Ball came in at 125.9 pounds, with Lamati weighing in at 125.5 pounds.