Fury lightest since 2019, Usyk a career high on scales

Fury lightest since 2019, Usyk a career high on scales

In the upcoming highly anticipated heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, the difference in weight between the two fighters is not as significant as initially thought. Fury, known as “The Gypsy King,” weighed in at 262 pounds, which is 15 pounds lighter than his previous fight with Francis Ngannou and his lightest since 2019. On the other hand, Usyk weighed in at 233.5 pounds, which is 12 pounds heavier than in any of his previous fights.

This unexpected weight difference is a risky move by both fighters. Fury, with a record of 34-0-1, and Usyk, with a record of 21-0, have traditionally used their size and agility as key advantages in the ring. However, instead of capitalizing on their strengths, they seem to be making adjustments to address their weaknesses.

An update on the weights was later announced, with Usyk actually weighing in at 223.5 pounds, only two pounds higher than his previous fight instead of the initial 12-pound difference.

In terms of the other fighters on the card, most fighters made weight except for Hasibullah Ahmadi, who was slightly over the featherweight limit for his fight with Isaac Lowe. Interestingly, Frank Sanchez and Agit Kabayel both weighed in at 238.5 pounds, a coincidence that holds no significance but is worth noting.

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