Tyson Fury weight for OIeksandr Usyk - trainer hint, Francis Ngannou comparison as issue resolved

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Tyson Fury weight for OIeksandr Usyk compared to Francis Ngannou ahead of weigh-in -Credit:Richard Pelham

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will weigh-in ahead of their highly-anticipated clash in Riyadh on Friday with all eyes on the Gypsy King's weight.

The pair will face off this Saturday in an attempt to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

Ahead of the fight, Usyk's promoter Alex Krassyuk claimed the Briton looked skinny with talk ahead of the fight centred around Fury's significant weight loss. Speculation has fuelled that Fury is giving his opponent too much of a size advantage.

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Fury's trainer, SugarHill Steward, has claimed that isn't the case and pointed towards the fighter's increase in his fitness. "It's not even that he's lighter, he's just more fit," he told Sky Sports.

"He hasn't dropped a bunch of weight just to get down low. It's just weight where he can be stronger and more mobile and agile and everything else. It takes some work to get there and he's at the point in his life where he wanted to get there. So this is where it's at."

Last weekend, Fury unveiled his impressive body transformation on social media. Following Wednesday's open training session, there was an opportunity to see the fighter looking more lean than he has been in recent fights.

In his unconvincing win over Francis Ngannou, Fury weighed in at 277.7Ibs (126kg), just under three pounds heavier than his opponent. The Gypsy King is expected to fall well under that number in tomorrow's weigh-in.