By Mariam Ayebare & Agencies
Tyson Fury holds a weight advantage of three stone over Deontay Wilder going into their world heavyweight title rematch.
Fury weighed in over a stone more than for their dramatic first fight at 19st 7lbs. More surprisingly Wilder scaled a career-high 16st 7lbs. Both are built for more power but a similar increase in poundage will keep the speed edge with Wilder.
They were kept several feet apart on the stage so shouted threats and insults across the divide, Fury raising his middle finger in a crude gesture.
The curiosity of a mega-fight weigh-in without a face to face stare down unfolded in the MGM Grand Garden Arena where they will be unable to avoid each other this Saturday night.
The separation of giants on the stage was ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after the Gypsy King and Bronze Bomber engaged in shoving, pushing and shouting at the final pre-fight press conference.
Both are threatening to make it a short reunion as Wilder defends his WBC world heavyweight title against lineal champion Fury in the rematch of their epic draw 14 months ago.
What a fight we have tonight you don’t need to miss out on this one and we shall keep you posted.