Katie Taylor's fight goes ahead but Anahi Sanchez vacates belt after missing weight twice
Katie Taylor's world title fight goes ahead as scheduled in Cardiff tomorrow night, even though the defending title holder Anahi Esther Sanchez failed on two occasions to make the 9st 9lb weight limit.
As a result of failing to make the weight, Sanchez now automatically forfeits her world title.
However, according to WBA rules, in the event of Taylor beating the Argentine fighter, the Irish Olympic champion will be crowned the new champion.
A statement issued by fight promoters Matchroom said: "Anahi Sanchez failed to make the weight when she returned to the scales.
"The two teams have agreed that the fight will go ahead, the WBA World Lightweight title is now vacant and only Katie can win the belt tomorrow night."