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Tyson Fury: WBC heavyweight title holder weighs in heavier than opponent Dillian Whyte for Wembley date

Fury (31-0-1, 22KOs) weighs in at 264.8lbs ahead of Saturday's huge clash at Wembley Stadium in front of over 94,000 spectators against WBC's mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte 253.25lbs (28-2, 19KOs); Sky customers will be able to buy the BT Box Office fight through Sky

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Tyson Fury made sure Dillian Whyte was aware of his height advantage after weighing in just under a stone heavier than 'The Body Snatcher'

Tyson Fury weighed in less than a stone heavier than opponent Dillian Whyte for the huge all-British heavyweight title fight in front of over 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

The 33-year-old 'Gypsy King' puts his WBC belt on the line against Brit rival and top-ranked contender Whyte, who has been waiting years for his shot at a world title.

Fury was more than 12lbs lighter than the career-high 277lbs he weighed the day before knocking out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of an epic trilogy fight in Las Vegas last October at 264.8lbs.

Whyte, meanwhile, scaled 253lbs 4oz, 6lbs heavier than his rematch victory against Alexander Povetkin last March.

British heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte go head-to-head as they take part in their weigh-in at the Boxpark Wembley venue, near Wembley Stadium, in London, Friday, April 22, 2022. Wembley Stadium will stage Tyson Fury...s defense of the WBC heavyweight title against British countryman Dillian Whyte on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)...
Image: Fury and Whyte exchanged hats during the staredown at Boxpark Wembley on Friday

Fury and Whyte played the role of peacemakers after tensions rose and threatened to boil over between the fighters' entourages on Thursday, but everything ran smoothly during the weigh-in with both fighters complimentary towards each other, even swapping caps during the staredown.

"I'm so happy to be back here (UK), fighting at Wembley Stadium, and you all (fans) made it happen," Fury told BT Sport. "Big shout out to Dillian Whyte and his team, proper professional men.

"We're going to put on a show, it's going to be a war - don't worry about that."

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When asked about the significance of his weight, Whyte said: "Nothing, some fights are different. Fighting a bigger guy, a much heavier guy than me.

"We're ready to go to war, trust me. I'm not worried about what he's doing."

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Whyte says he is not letting Fury's respectful behaviour distract him ahead of Saturday's huge fight at Wembley Stadium

Fury will be making a second defence of the title he won in February 2020, ending Wilder's reign as WBC heavyweight world champion.

He has an unbeaten record of 31 wins and a draw, with 22 knockouts, while Whyte has 28 victories with 19 knockouts and two defeats.

Lennox Lewis is expecting "a great fight"

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Lennox Lewis says both Fury and Whyte look to be in great shape but he won't give his prediction for the fight

The former world heavyweight champion said: "They're ready. All the talk and everything is over. They just want to get in the ring and Tyson feels good, you can tell. Dillian feels good, they're both up there dancing, so we're up for a good fight.

"It's like two warriors. Eat and sleep together, but they're fighting to hurt each other.

"The prediction is it's going to be a great fight. There are going to be a lot of people in the stands and it's going to be electrifying."

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Tyson Fury's dad, John, has full confidence in his son and believes the best man will win

Mikaela Mayer: Fury is going to entertain us

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Mikaela Mayer is backing Fury ahead of the fight against Whyte

"The weigh-in, the nerves sort of go away for me. The body is depleted, I've been dehydrated to make the weight, so I'm a little grumpy and ready to get this over with, so I don't really have a lot of nerves going into weigh-ins," said the WBO and IBF Super-Featherweight Champion.

"This is a little different here. Tyson has so many people here and he's probably not a grumpy. He's going to do what he does best and entertain us."

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