West London duo weigh-in ahead of clash

Ryan Toms and Steve O’Meara comfortably made the 11-stone light-middleweight limit as they weighed-in ahead of Friday’s clash of the two West Londoners.

Defending southern-area champion Toms, from Northolt, was a shade over 10st 13lbs and challenger O’Meara was a pound lighter.

Toms, 29, is unbeaten in his nine professional bouts, while O’Meara, 27, has won 13 of his 15 contests.

They squared-up at Planet Hollywood in Piccadilly, where Hammersmith’s George Groves was also present to promote his forthcoming defence of the British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles against Paul Smith.

O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, believes he can outbox the hard-hitting Toms, who has pledged to “break down” his opponent and maintain his unblemished record.

The winner of the fight, which takes place at Bethnal Green’s York Hall, could be in line for a shot at the British title.