Tyson Fury weighed in 42 pounds heavier than world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for their blockbuster rematch in Las Vegas.
Wilder will put his WBC belt on the line against challenger Fury in the second installment of their rivalry on Saturday after the pair fought to a contentious draw in December 2018.
Fury (29-0-1) was almost 50 pounds heavier than Wilder (42-0-1) in the first meeting and the former WBA, IBF and WBO champion carries another huge weight advantage heading into the showdown at MGM Grand.
Fury tipped the scales Friday at 273 pounds, up from his 256.5-pound weight in 2018. Wilder — who was 212.5 pounds for the first bout — weighed in at 231 pounds.
“I just told him, ’24 hours, 24 hours,'” Wilder said of Saturday. “He’s nervous, nervous energy as always.
“At the end of the day, we’re heavyweights, so it doesn’t really matter about the weight.”
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Fury added: “The weight’s not a problem. It’s 273 pounds of pure British beef.”
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) banned a faceoff between Wilder and Fury on Friday. The comission made that decision after Wilder and Fury’s prefight news conference Wednesday erupted into pushing and shoving. Security intervened to keep the fighters apart.