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08th Jun 2018

Tyson Fury weighs in for comeback fight and is considerably bigger than his opponent

He looks delighted to be back

Darragh Murphy

Tyson Fury’s comeback fight is almost upon us.

Fury hit the scales on Friday afternoon in Manchester and stayed true to his promise to come in a bit heavier than he had for his last bout, a dominant victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

After shedding over nine stone on his remarkable weight loss journey, Fury claimed in April that he intended to put on a few pounds before fight night as he felt “a bit thin” against Klitschko.

Lo and behold, when the British heavyweight took to the scales on the eve of his return to the ring, he came in at a solid 19st 10lbs, over two stone heavier than he weighed in Dusseldorf three years ago.

Fury’s opponent, Sefer Seferi, was considerably lighter and he came in at 15st 2lbs for the biggest fight of his career.

“Are you ready for a war?” Fury roared from the stage but there was not even a hint of tension in the air as he joked with Seferi about the size difference.

Fury even hoisted the Albanian heavyweight into his arms for a photograph before Seferi proved that he too could lift all 19st 10lbs of ‘The Gypsy King’.

The fight will take place live on BT Sport HD on Saturday night.