Shannon Courtenay is going to be stripped of her WBA title after missing weight for the fight against Jamie Mitchell. The bantamweight winner weighed 1.13 kg above the limit for the Bantamweight classification. The fighter has said that her menstrual cycle is the reason for the sudden weight gain. The fight will still take place despite the bantamweight champion missing the weight.
We was on weight and ready to go yesterday. Then last night unexpectedly my menstrual cycle started, which makes women gain weight. We had no weight issues during camp and all week I've been in a really good place and ready. To say I'm devastated is an understatement because this has never happened before - I'm always professional, but this was physically out of my control. It's happened and I can't change it but what I can do is go out there tomorrow [Saturday] night get the win and get my belt back straight after and that's exactly what I'm going to do.