Tyson Fury significantly outweighed a heavier Oleksandr Usik

Despite the fact that Tyson Fury is unusually slim for his fight against Oleksandr Usik, the “Gypsy King” will still have a significant weight advantage over his opponent.

At the official weigh-in ceremony in Riyadh, the British boxer recorded 118.8 kg (262 pounds) on the scales, while the Ukrainian showed 105.9 kg (233.5 pounds), proving to be lighter than Fury by almost 13 kilograms. At the same time in the fight with Francis Ngannou Fury weighed almost 7 kilograms heavier, and Usik on the contrary, in the previous fight against Daniel Dubois was lighter by more than 5 kilograms.

After passing the weigh-in procedure, the participants of the fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight boxing champion came out for the final battle of glances, which turned out to be intense and required the intervention of the security service and representatives of the teams.

Recall that in the upcoming match, which will be held on May 18 in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Tyson Fury will put on the line the WBC championship belt, and Alexander Usik will risk the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles.