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Tyson Fury set to weigh in at career lightweight for Oleksandr Usyk fight after displaying cut physique

John Fury says his son should be at his lightest weight when he faces Oleksandr Usyk.

The lowest Tyson Fury has ever stepped on the scale is 245.5 pounds for his fight with Vinny Maddalone in 2012, while he weighed 247 pounds for his best win to date against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

Fury Sr says his son is in 'fabulous shape' and will weigh 'career lightest' on Friday


Fury Sr says his son is in ‘fabulous shape’ and will weigh ‘career lightest’ on FridayCredit: Getty

In recent years, Fury’s fighting weight has fluctuated between the average of 260 pounds and the upper limit of 270 pounds.

Fury tipped the scales with a career-best weight of 277.7 pounds for his latest outing against Francis Ngannou.

But he could be more than 30 pounds lighter for his four-belt shootout on Saturday, at least according to his father.

“You can see Tyson is in fabulous shape,” Fury Sr told iFL TV ahead of Friday’s weigh-in.


“He worked hard and he worked hard, I just think that myself, Usyk has to bring something that we have never done before.

“I’ve seen him do AJ, I’ve watched every fight he’s had and that can’t beat The Gypsy King, not in this form, not in this state of mind, the lightest of his career , he looks good and bad. You will. We’ll see Saturday night.”

The Mancunian has always carried a little extra wood around his stomach, but ahead of his undisputed fight with Usyk, he looks much fitter than usual.

After uploading a photo of his physique to Instagram on Thursday, nine days after the fight, fans flocked to the comments section to applaud his stunning transformation.

Fury's career lightweight is 245.5 pounds which he weighed for his fight with Maddalone in 2012.


Fury’s career lightweight is 245.5 pounds which he weighed for his fight with Maddalone in 2012.Credit: Hennessy Sports
There's quite a difference between Fury and Usyk ahead of their undisputed showdown


There’s quite a difference between Fury and Usyk ahead of their undisputed showdown

This is certainly a marked improvement from the form he was in for the Ngannou fight.

Fury was a shadow of his former self as he narrowly took a decision against the boxing novice in October.

The dominant narrative after the fight was that Fury had underestimated Ngannou and had not trained properly.

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But it seems that’s not the case as the weekend approaches.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren recently joined talkSPORT Fight Night and said his client is in the best shape of his career.

He said: “He is in excellent shape, not only physically but also mentally.

“I’m confident we’re going to get a vintage performance, I spoke to him during the week.

“He’s in really good shape, I think, and even though he had that cut, it went well because he had back-to-back camps.

“Physically, I’ve never seen him look so good. The worry was going straight to training camp, was that he would peak too early.

“He worked very hard to look his best on May 18.

“I just feel like he’s going to put in a great performance and stop Usyk.”


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