Dillian Whyte told Tyson Fury ‘we’re both fat boys’ during a remarkably respectful face-off between the pair on Friday.
The two Brits go head-to-head in front of a record crowd at Wembley Stadium tonight – live on talkSPORT – as Fury defends his WBC title.
Fury and Whyte have been friendly in the pre-fight build-upGetty
‘We are both fat boys bruv”
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The Gypsy King has a reputation for pre-fight shenanigans, but the Body Snatcher was reluctant to get involved during the weigh-in.
As Fury towered over his opponent and moved side-to-side, Whyte dismissed his rival’s antics and jokingly bobbed up and down.
Intensity suddenly made way for banter as the two fighters squeezed each other and poked fun at their weight.
In an up-close video released by BT Sport, Fury says: “You know I’m a fat boy!”
Whyte then replied: “We’re both fat boys bruv! Maximum respect, come on.”
As the pair traded hats, Fury embraced Whyte and said: “That’s respect.”
The height difference was clear to seeGetty
Whyte took to the scales first and came in at 18st 1lbs 4oz (253.25lbs).
This is 6lbs heavier than for his last fight against Alexander Povetkin in March 2021, where he weighed 17st 9lbs 3oz (247.2lbs).
Fury followed up and weighed 18st 12lbs 13oz (264.8lbs).
Interestingly, this is 12.2lbs lighter than he was in his trilogy bout with Wilder, where he was 19st 11lbs (277lbs).
What a Saturday we have lined up.
First up in the capital city is Arsenal vs Manchester United live on talkSPORT, with the visitors possibly boosted by the announcement of Erik ten Hag being named the permanent manager.
Then it’s off to Wembley for Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte from 7pm where the two heavyweights are fighting for the WBC title.
12:30: Arsenal vs Man United – talkSPORT
7pm: Live from Wembley ahead of Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte
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