Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte may not need to ‘make weight’ for their world title clash – but it will still be fascinating to see how heavy the two rivals are.
The Brits will step on to the scales at around 2.40pm this afternoon and then come face to face for the final time before tomorrow night’s first bell at Wembley. And Fury’s weight in particular is likely to give a clue as to his tactics in the ring; if he comes in lighter than he did against Deontay Wilder, he may opt to be light on his feet and out-box Whyte.
And you can watch the weigh-in live in the player above with the undercard fighters stepping on the scales from 2pm.
Fury was a career-heavy 277lb for his third and final fight with Wilder last October but his build-up had been adversely affected by the premature birth of his daughter and a bout of Covid. Fury insists his training camp has been without fault this time as he looks to defend his belt for the second time.
And it may be the last time fans see Fury in the ring after he reiterated his promise to retire. “I’m not in this for a long time, I’m in it for a good time,” he said. “I’ve got a couple of fights left and then that’s me done.
“I’m getting too old for this, I’m too long in the tooth for this – I’m 34 this year. I’ve had everything to deal with, weight loss, up and down, alcohol problems, drug problems. I’m probably round about 60 when it comes to boxing years.
“I’m still batting on, taking care of things, I’m going to take care of a few fights and then we’ll see. I’m looking forward to all these fights. Whatever fights come up next, they’re the ones I’m looking forward to. Don’t overlook anybody, give everybody the respect they deserve as an opponent because the minute you overlook an opponent, you fall off the cliff and die.”