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BIG FIGHT COUNTDOWN: Tyson Fury weighs in at 18 stone 10lbs as Oleksandr Usyk is career heaviest

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk stare down at Friday's weigh in

Tyson Fury has weighed in at 18 stones 10lbs ahead of his undisputed world heavyweight title fight.

'The Gypsy King' looked lean, tanned and relaxed as he tipped the scales at 262lbs on Friday.

Tyson, 35, wearing a baseball cap back to front, was cheered by his travelling UK fans at the official weigh-in in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Fury's opponent Oleksandr Usyk, who also looked focussed, was originally announced at having weighed in at 233 and a half pounds (16 stones 9 lbs), easily his career highest. This was later announced to be an error, and corrected to 223.5lbs.

This will be the former undisputed cruiserweight champion's sixth bout since moving up to the heavyweight division and he has most recently weighed in around the 220lb mark.

WBA, IBF and WBO champion Usyk, 37, has a professional record of 21 wins and 0 defeats, with 14 wins inside the distance. 

After the weigh in, the two men got right in each other's face.

Fury went nose to nose with the Ukrainian, unlike at Thursday's press conference when he refused to make eye contact with his rival.

There was a shove from the bigger man and then the adversaries were kept apart to prevent a tense situation from escalating.

WBC and lineal champion Tyson has a professional record of 34 wins, 0 defeats and 1 draw, with 24 inside the distance wins.

His weight was his lightest since he faced Otto Wallin in 2019.

In a message to Fury, Usyk said: "Don't be afraid, I will not leave you alone tomorrow!

"If I will be nervous, I not win. My fans, I love you!"

The last undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion was Britain's Lennox Lewis, who held the WBC, WBA and IBF belts from 1999-2000.

But nobody has ever held the heavyweight title belts of all four of the main world boxing organisations, including the WBO.

This makes the fight at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh a historic occasion in the annals of professional boxing, especially as both combatants are undefeated.

Fury has been a professional since 2008. The Morecambe man first captured the world heavyweight title from long reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

Then in 2020 he defeated Deontay Wilder to lift the WBC crown.

Tyson, pictured below, has made three successful defences. Last time out against former UFC champion and pro boxing debutant Francis Ngannou in October, he earned a close split decision win. For that fight, Fury weighed 277.75lbs.

The Ukrainian is a former Olympic heavyweight champion and undisputed cruiserweight champion, who moved up to the heavyweight division in 2019. 

He captured the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles from Britain's Anthony Joshua in 2021, before beating AJ again in a rematch in 2022.

Usyk most recently defended the belts against Daniel Dubois from Britain in August, winning via ninth round stoppage. But the win was not without controversy, as the champion was given a huge amount of time to recover after being floored in the fourth round by a 'low blow' that many believed to have been a legal punch to the stomach.

The 6ft 9in Fury will enjoy a sizeable height, weight and reach advantage over his rival.

But Usyk is known as a tricky and busy southpaw, who has settled into the heavyweight division better than many experts predicted.

Ring walked are expected after 11pm UK time on Saturday May 18.

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