“Hammerin'” Hank Lundy’s latest comeback has stalled out the gate due to a failure to make weight, resulting in today’s scheduled Friday Night Fights bout against Petr Petrov being cancelled.
Contracted at lightweight for 10 rounds, Lundy came in at 139 pounds. Petrov, who made weight (133.5), opted to not negotiate a new weight to salvage the bout.
Lundy took to Twitter to give his side, claiming that the fight was taken on short notice.
“I took the fight on 10 days [notice]. I was willing to pay him,” Lundy tweeted. “I was willing to pay him… I came in at 138 [sic] they was scared to fight only had ten days.”
Lundy last fought at junior welterweight on December 6, losing a split decision on HBO to Thomas Dulorme.
At press time, the ESPN Friday Night Fights card will continue with the main event of Willie Monroe Jr. vs. Bryan Vera.
I love throwback fighters like Lundy, but he can’t shift the blame to Petrov on this one. You signed a contract to make a specified weight. It feels like this was partly a money grab that wasn’t well thought out since Lundy fought at 140 pounds a little over a month ago. Trying to turn around and drop weight like that was just asking for problems on the scales. A disappointing outcome and one that hopefully ensures that Lundy’s lightweight days are done.