Tyson Fury loses almost a stone for Dillian Whyte bout but promises ‘war’ at Wembley

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Tyson Fury came in lighter than expected as he and Dillian Whyte took to the scales ahead of their huge heavyweight fight at Wembley on Saturday night.

The WBC champion weighed in at 264lbs 13oz, nearly a stone lighter than he was in October when he beat Deontay Wilder for a second time.

That means Fury’s weight advantage over Whyte, who came in at 253lbs and 4oz, is just 11 pounds despite the significant height difference between the pair. Whyte is six pounds heavier than he was when he fought Alexander Povetkin last March.

It was once again respectful between Fury and Whyte went they went face-to-face for the final time, as they exchanged caps and both briefly danced along to the music.

“I’m so happy to be back here fighting at Wembley Stadium and you people made it happen - you all made it happen,” Fury said.

“Big shout out and respect to Dillian Whyte and his team, they’re proper professional men and we’re going to give you a real fight. Don’t doubt us, we’re going to give you a real fight, a real war.”

Whyte has been absent for much of the build-up to the fight due to issues behind the scenes, but those have now been resolved and his focus is now on the world title shot he has waited such a long time for.

The 34-year-old was certainly not bothered about Fury’s size advantage when asked about the significance of their respective weights.

“Nothing, some fights are different,” Whyte said. “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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