Watch boxer Michael Gomez Jr send rival flying in fiery weigh-in as security are forced to intervene | The Sun

MICHAEL GOMEZ JR flattened super-featherweight rival Levi Giles across the weigh-in stage on Friday.

The 28-year-old son of Manchester cult hero Gomez Sr weighed in at 9st 4lbs for the English title battle in his hometown.

The second-generation star looked the part in sunglasses and baseball cap, after Giles scaled in at 9st 2lbs.

But then it turned ugly as Gomez Jr launched a two-handed shove on his Grimsby rival and he ended up decked across the platform.

Security jumped in to separate the two rival teams and thankfully tensions cooled to allow the remaining fighters to hit the scales, ahead of the headline bout between WBO cruiserweight world champ Lawrence Okolie and David Light.

Gomez has been hyped-up for the Sky Sports showdown so it was little surprise tempers flared.


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He said: “ I don't take backwards steps, I like to get involved.

"I think in this fight, one of us gets taken out, one of us hits the canvas. Obviously I am planning for that to be him. 

“My coach has been watching a lot of tape on him and feels like he doesn't react well to getting hit hard and put under heavy pressure. 

“If that's the case then it's going to be a bad day at work for him in Manchester Arena on March 25th, because I hit hard and I bring the pressure.”

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Gomez Sr is a local legend after brilliant battles with the likes of Alex Arthur, Amir Khan and Ricky Burns.

But his boy wants to leap out of his shadow with a convincing performance inside the ring.

He said: “This is an opportunity for me to make my own name in the sport and prove how good I am in my own right and carry on the family legacy of big nights in the Manchester Arena.

“I'm looking forward to it – I can't wait to get in there and show what I am about!”

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