June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018
Tyson Fury fight time

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TYSON FURY said he would return to the ring following a two-and-a-half-year absence bigger and better, and has certainly lived up to one half of this promise.

The former world heavyweight champion weighed a career-heaviest 19 stone 10 pounds and 2 ounces (276 lbs) ahead of his comeback fight against Albanian Sefer Seferi. For context, Fury weighed 17 stone 9 pounds the day before he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko back in November 2015, and his heaviest weight before today was the 19 stone 8 pounds he weighed ahead of a 2014 fight with American Joey Abell.

Seferi, meanwhile, came in at 15 stone and 2 ounces (210 lbs).

This mismatch on the scales is expected to be replicated tomorrow night (June 9) when the pair meet at the Manchester Arena.

Tyson Fury

In the ‘Return of the Mack’ chief support bout, Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker contest the vacant WBO super-lightweight title, and both were within the championship weight limit this afternoon in Deansgate, Manchester.

Flanagan, a former WBO champion at lightweight, weighed 9 stone 13 pounds and 5 ounces, while Hooker, his American opponent, weighed 9 stone 13 pounds and 4 ounces.

Other weights: 

Nathan Gorman: 17 stone 11 pounds and 4 ounces

Sean Turner: 18 stone and 9 pounds

 

Andrew Robinson: 11 stone 5 pounds and 8 ounces

Mark Heffron: 11 stone 5 pounds and 3 ounces

 

Zelfa Barrett: 9 stone 6 pounds and 12 ounces

Edwin Tellez: 9 stone 5 pounds and 8 ounces

 

Troy Williamson: 11 stone 6 pounds and 8 ounces

Jack Flatley: 11 stone 8 pounds and 4 ounces

 

Sam Maxwell: 10 stone 1 pound and 10 ounces

Kane Baker: 10 stone and 8 ounces

 

Lyndon Arthur: 12 stone 8 pounds and 12 ounces

Charles Adamu: 12 stone 5 pounds and 1 ounce

 

Jack McGann: 11 stone 5 pounds and 3 ounces

Dwain Grant: 11 stone and 6 ounces

 

Zac Burton: 12 stone 7 pounds

Dominik Landgraf: 12 stone 4 pounds and 9 ounces

 

Jordan Thompson: 13 stone 4 pounds

Dimitri Kalinovskij: 13 stone 12 pounds and 8 ounces