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Paul Smith is 'unprofessional' for weighing in 4.4lbs

 ....over catchweight limit ahead of California showdown, says Andre Ward  Read more
Paul Smith is unprofessional for weighing in 4.4lbs over the 172-pound catchweight limit ahead of his fight on Saturday night, according to opponent Andre Ward.
The pair face eachother in California this weekend, but British fighter Smith weighed in at 176.6lbs, with American Ward at 171.8.
As Smith was over, the two teams have been embroiled in negotiations to decide a new, as yet unknown, weight limit for the fight, and another weigh-in will take place before the fight on Saturday.
Andre Ward (left) is unhappy that opponent Paul Smith weighed in 4.4lbs over the catchment weight
Andre Ward (left) is unhappy that opponent Paul Smith weighed in 4.4lbs over the catchment weight
The pair are fighting in California on Saturday night but a new weight limit must now be decided
The pair are fighting in California on Saturday night but a new weight limit must now be decided
The teams of both fighters have been embroiled in discussions to decide a new limit before the fight
The teams of both fighters have been embroiled in discussions to decide a new limit before the fight
Smith will also have to pay a fine for not making the initial limit, and speaking to Sky Sports, Ward said of his opponent: 'I'm disappointed with Paul. 
'I heard last night that as of yesterday [Friday} morning he was eight pounds over. You've got to realise in negotiations, my team said 172 and he fought to have it at 170. And he comes in four pounds overweight. It's very unprofessional.
'Right now my team has work to do with the commission and with Paul's team. We're just not going to be okay with that. I did my part to make my weight like a professional. 

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