Weights: Fury 248, Johnson 240
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) weighed in today for his bout against American former heavyweight title challenger Kevin Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KO’s) for Saturday’s fight at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Fury weighed in at 248 pounds, and that’s in the general area that the 24-year-old Fury has been in for his last two fights.
Fury’s been on a health kick lately and he’s dropped a lot of the flab that he previously had stored around his waist.
It was kind of interesting to see Fury teasing Johnson about his midsection, calling him “Chubby Checker” when Fury himself looked no thinner than Johnson. I don’t think Fury has a clear view of what his midsection actually looks like because it’s far from thin, and there’s no six pack there. You’d think the last thing Fury would want to be teasing Johnson about is his midsection, because Fury doesn’t have the thin waist to talk.
Johnson came in at 240 lbs, which is several pounds lighter than his last fight a couple pounds lighter than the weight he came in at for his title challenge against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko back in December 2009.
Johnson is by far the toughest opponent of Fury’s career and I see him giving the Brit his first defeat on Saturday unless we get a controversial decision.
Johnson’s trainer Jeff Mayweather said the belfasttelegraph.co.uk “He [Fury] has been dropped by really small guys that haven’t fought anybody so his opposition has been weak.”
Other weights on the card:
Chris Eubank 163 vs. Bradley Pryce 163
Phil Fury 156 vs. Joe Hillerby 158
John O’Donnell 148 vs. Stephen Haughian 148