Fury vs. Usyk: Fired up and ready for war

Tyson Fury promised excitement after a heated weigh-in ahead of his upcoming heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk tomorrow night.

“I’m going to knock this little f****r out cold,” Fury declared, leading to a intense face-off between the two.

After a cordial press conference to wrap up the fight week formalities, Fury erupted on stage with another verbal assault: “Forget about his belts, I’m going for his soul. He’s going down tomorrow, knocked out cold.”

Responding in a calmer tone, Usyk said, “Don’t worry, I will make sure you won’t be alone tomorrow.”

All of this unfolded following the weigh-in itself, where Fury weighed in at 262 pounds and Usyk surprised everyone with his muscular 233 ½ pounds.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – MAY 17: Tyson Fury poses after weighing in ahead of the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO heavyweight titles’ fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk during the Ring Of Fire Official weigh-in at BLVD City – Music World on May 17, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

Full weights:

12 x 3 mins – WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles

Tyson Fury (262 lbs) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (233 1/2 lbs)

12 x 3 mins – IBF super-featherweight title

Joe Cordina (130 lbs) vs. Anthony Cacace (129 lbs 13oz)

12 x 3 mins – IBF World cruiserweight title (vacant)

Jai Opetaia (198.1 lbs) vs. Mairis Briedis (199.1 lbs)

12 x 3 mins – Heavyweight contest

Agit Kabayel (238.5 lbs) vs. Frank Sanchez (238.5 lbs)

10 x 3 mins – Cruiserweight contest

Sergey Kovalev (194.2 lbs) vs. Robin Sirwan Safar (194.1 lbs)

12 x 3 mins – WBC Silver lightweight title (vacant)

Mark Chamberlain (134.2 lbs) vs. Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab (132.1 lbs)

10 x 3 mins – Featherweight contest

Isaac Lowe (125.5 lbs) vs. Hasibullah Ahmadi (127.7 lbs)

10 x 3 mins – WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title (vacant)

Moses Itauma (239.1 lbs) vs. Ilja Mezencev (232.1 lbs)

10 x 3 mins – WBA Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title (vacant)

Daniel Lapin (174.7 lbs) vs. Octavio Pudivitr (173.7 lbs)

8 x 3 mins – Cruiserweight contest

David Nyika (198.1 lbs) vs. Michael Seitz (198.5 lbs)

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