5th October, 2010
The official weigh-in for the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games has been putÂ back until today after complaints that the test scales were faulty.
Australia also raised concerns over the official scales after one of their fighters wasÂ deemed overweight.
Several boxers were left shedding weight to reach desired categories.
Australian spokesman John Gatfield said: â€œThey went to the sauna trying to lose weightÂ and when they came back, weighed more than the last reading.â€
The scales will be recalibrated for the weigh-in to take place on the morning of theÂ opening bouts.
Gatfield added: â€œThere was a lot of chaos there and they have decided to have a secondÂ weigh-in Tuesday morning. It was really ridiculous.â€
One of the Australiaâ€™s boxers due to fight in the 102kg category was found to be threeÂ kilograms overweight.
â€œHe struggles to make it to the 102kg category back in Australia, but he weighed 105Â here,â€ said Gatfield.
â€œMaybe something is not right with the official scales, too.â€
However, competition manager Lenni Gama has denied there is any problem with the scales,Â saying: â€œAll this fuss is created by the teams who have overweight boxers. The scales areÂ perfect.â€
Englandâ€™s boxers missed all the controversy at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi.
Head coach Rob McCracken said: â€œWe were one of the later arrivals so it didnâ€™t affect us.Â It is unfortunate and we hope the scales are properly calibrated for tomorrow so we haveÂ no worries.â€
The build-up to the Delhi Games was hit by infrastructure failures, a dengue feverÂ outbreak, security fears after a tourist shooting and a collapsed pedestrian footbridgeÂ near the main stadium.