Champ Stripped After Missing Weight Ahead of KSW 65

Daniel Torres, KSW
Daniel Torres Credit: KSW

Things did not go according to plan at Friday’s KSW 65 weigh-in.

The final card of the year for the Polish promotion includes two title fights, but in one, the champ has missed weight — and been stripped of his title as a result. The offending title holder, Daniel Torres (12-4), came in at 146lbs for his featherweight title defense against Salahdine Parnasse (15-1-1). That’s one pound over championship weight.

Promotion officials announced the news following Friday’s official weigh-in.

The fight is a rematch of the pair’s January title fight, which saw Torres serve up the first loss of Parnasse’s career. The belt will remain on the line for Parnasse, who successfully made weight on Friday.

The night’s other title fight, billed as a super-fight, sees welterweight champion Roberto Soldic trying to claim a second title against middleweight champ Mamed Khalidov. Both fighters successfully made weight for that contest.

Torres was not the only fighter to miss weight, however. Hassan Shaaban, who was stepping in on short notice, could not make the contracted weight for his fight with Patryk Likus. He’s been replaced by Piotr Olszynka. Bartosz Rewera came in heavy for his fight with Shamad Erzanukaev and will be fined a percentage of his purse.

KSW 65 takes place Saturday, December 18 in Gliwice, Poland. Weigh-in results for the card can be found below.

KSW 65 Weigh-In Results

Main Event
KSW Middleweight Title
Champion Mamed Khalidov (83.9 kg/185 lb) vs. Roberto Soldic (83.8 kg/186 lb)

Co-Main Event
KSW Featherweight Title
Daniel Torres (*66.4 kg/146 lb) vs. Salahdine Parnasse (65.8 kg/145 lb)

Damian Stasiak (66 kg/145 lb) vs. Lom-Ali Eskijew (66.2kg/146 lb)

Michal Kita (111 kg/245 lb) vs. Marek Samociuk (114.5 kg/252 lb)

Roman Szymanski (70.7 kg/156 lb) vs. Mateusz Legierski (70.8 kg/156 lb)

Catchweight 79.5 kg/175 lb
Adam Niedzwiedz (79.5 kg/175 lb) vs. Miroslav Brož (79.3 kg/175 lb)

Light Heavyweight
Damian Piwowarczyk (93.4 kg/206 lb) vs. Marc Doussis (93.1 kg/205 lb)

Anita Bekus (52.2 kg/115 lb) vs. Magdalena Sormova (52.4 kg/116 lb)

Catchweight 68 kg/150 lb
Patryk Likus (67.8kg/149 b) vs. **Piotr Olszynka (66.1 kg/146 lb)

Shamad Erzanukaev (60.7 kg/134 lb) vs. Bartosz Rewera (***62.1 kg/137 lb)

*Torres missed weight, stripped of title & fined, only Parnasse can win the title

**Olszynka replaces Hassan Shaaban who could not make contracted weight

***Rewera misses weight & will be fined according to KSW rules