Rocky Fielding missed the weight for his British and Commonwealth light heavyweight title fight against Dan Azeez.
Fielding, 35, weighed a pound over the 175-pound limit, but the fight will still go on in Bournemouth.
Azeez can add the Commonwealth belt to the British title he already holds, but Fielding can’t win either title.
“I don’t read too much into the weight. It is what it is,” Azeez said of his opponent’s inability to gain weight.
“Whether he’s overweight, underweight, we still have Saturday night to deal with and that’s what I’m focusing on.”
The fight in Bournemouth is part of hometown fighter Chris Billam-Smith’s heavyweight title card bout against Kosovo’s Armend Xhoxhaj.
If Fielding won on Saturday, Azeez would remain the British champion and the Commonwealth title would remain vacant.
Azeez, 33, faces his toughest test yet in the form of former WBA (Regular) super middleweight champion Fielding.
Fielding is 30-2 in his career, with his only losses to then-world champions Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Callum Smith at super middleweight.
Azeez is undefeated in 17 fights and has slowly made a name for himself in the division since dismantling Hosea Burton in November 2021.