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  • Updated: May 17, 2024

Fury, Usyk clash in heavyweight weigh-in ahead of Riyahd fight 

Fury, Usyk clash in heavyweight weigh-in ahead of Riyahd fig

Tyson Fury fanned the embers of 'war' Friday night as he shoved Oleksandr Usyk back in their final confrontation ahead of Saturday's undisputed world heavyweight championship clash.

During both boxers' weigh-ins in Riyadh, Fury was in no friendly mode, a sharp opposite of his disposition during Thursday's press conference.

The Briton weighed 262lbs (18st 10lbs); Fury was significantly lighter for the contest than his last fight, while Usyk was a substantial career heaviest at 233½lbs (16st 9lbs), about 12lbs more than he'd ever scaled before.

At the final press conference on Thursday Fury had declined to make eye contact with Usyk, denying him a staredown.

Fury, who faced a difficult opponent in Francis Ngannou in his previous fight before winning in controversial circumstances,  rounded on Usyk and shoved him. They could not face off for much longer as the two fighters and their entourages had to be separated.

We're ready to rock and roll. Fireworks tomorrow night," Fury said on the stage.

"I'm going to knock this little f***** spark out. I'm coming for his heart, that's what I'm coming for. F*** his belts, I'm coming for his f***ing heart. He's getting it tomorrow, spark out.

The fight was originally scheduled for February 17 but postponed as Fury recovered from an injury setback.

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