Tyson Fury over a stone heavier than underdog Tom Schwarz
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By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 15/06/19 2:37pm
Tyson Fury will return to the ring against Tom Schwarz with a weight advantage of over a stone.
Fury faces Schwarz in his first fight since he rose from the canvas in the final round against Deontay Wilder to salvage a thrilling draw in December.
The 30-year-old (27-0-1, 19 KOs) will put his lineal heavyweight title on the line against the unheralded German underdog at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Fury tipped the scales during the weigh-in on Friday at 263lbs, while Schwarz was 17.5lbs lighter at 245.5lbs.
Afterwards, during an intense staredown between the bare-chested duo, Schwarz took a leaf out of Andy Ruiz Jr's book by eating a Snickers bar, while Fury taunted his rival by shouting "one round" in his face.
In his fight with American knockout specialist Wilder, Fury weighed 256.5lbs after shedding an incredible 10st, which he put on during his two-and-a-half-year absence from the ring following his win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs), who will be making his US debut in only his third fight outside of his native Germany, weighed 4.25lbs heavier than last time out when the stopped Kristijan Krstacic in two rounds in March.
The 25-year-old has vowed to "shock the world" and believes he can secure another heavyweight upset after Ruiz Jr dropped and stopped Anthony Joshua in seven rounds a fortnight ago.