Yum yum: Sheffield boxer tucks into his lunch during a weigh-in before a title fight

Boxers often give each other a mouthful when they see each other at pre-match events.

Sheffield's Jayce Dixon didn't resort to such tactics at the weigh-in before his Central Area welterweight title fight with steel-city rival Anthony Tomlinson.

He is just hungry for success and, despite accepting the fight as a stand-in with just three weeks notice, Dixon could afford to stuff a calorie-laden flap-jack in his cake-hole as he weighed in!

It was a novel change from the traditional sight of starving fighters anxiously trying to meet the weight division’s specifications.

Dixon has only boxed one four-rounder since 2016.

But he is confident of success in Friday's planned 10-rounder at the Magna Centre, Rotherham, a show organised by Stefy Bull and Ryan Rhodes.

Jayce Dixon

Jayce Dixon

He said the clash would be like any other fight and added: "I know what I am doing."

It did not matter if he was perceived as the underdog as he would "get the win."

Family man Dixon said, at 35, he had two years left in the sport - and aimed to go out in style with the title.

Dixon has just four fights on his pro record, all wins.

Tomlinson is 7-0-0 and is eight years younger. 

The pair sportingly shook hands after the weigh-in at Napoleon’s Casino, in Owlerton.