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Fury weighs in at 276 pounds!

Full details on today's weigh-in ahead of tomorrow nights action.

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

The Mac is Back. Former WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO champion, Tyson Fury weighed in for his first competitive bout since October 2015 this afternoon. ‘The Gyspy King’ weighed in at 19 stones 10 pounds 2 ounces (276 pounds) ahead of tomorrow night’s international heavyweight clash at Manchester Arena tomorrow night with Sefer Seferi. Firstly, Fury and trainer, Ben Davidson must be commended for shedding a little over seven stones to get back into a competitive shape. But the big story here is that Fury will weigh a whopping 64 pounds more than that of his Albanian opponent, who is only making his second appearance at heavyweight. Seferi has fought once before in boxing’s premier division, suffering a unanimous points decision loss to WBA ‘Regular’ champion, Manuel Charr. What is interesting is that the bout still has tickets remaining a day before the event. The card will begin tomorrow at 4.30pm with the televised card beginning at 7 pm on BT  Sports and on American TV Network ShowTime.

In other news, former WBO lightweight champion, Terry ‘Turbo’ Flanagan and Maurice Hooker both weighed in under the 10 stone limit ahead of tomorrow night’s clash for the vacant WBO super-lightweight title. Flanagan weighed in marginally heavier than his American foe at 9 stone 13 pounds and 5 ounces, a single ounce heavier than Hooker. One has to feel sorry for both men as this bout has been far overshadowed by the return of Fury. Flanagan has claimed that should he be victorious that he will look to enter this year’s World Boxing Super Series tournament, stating that his team have had initial conversations with the tournament's organisers.

Undercard Weigh-In Results

Mark Heffron 11 stone 5 pounds 2 ounces vs Andrew Robinson 11 stone 5 pounds 8 ounces (12-round middleweight contest) – WBC International Middleweight Championship

James Metcalf  11 stone vs Aitor Nieto 10 stone 13 pounds 12 ounces (12-round super-welterweight contest) vacant WBC International Super-Welterweight Championship

Nathan Gorman 17 stone 11 pounds 4 ounces vs Sean Turner 18 stone 9 pounds (10-round heavyweight contest)

Troy Williamson 11 stone 6lbs 8oz vs Jack Flatley 11 stone 8 pounds 4 oz (eight-round middleweight contest) – Both men weighed over the 11 stone 6 middleweight limit, but the bout will continue as planned with no need to re-weigh.

Zelfa Barrett 9 stone 6 pounds 4 ounces vs Edwin Tellez 9 stone 5lbs 8 ounces (eight-round super-featherweight contest)

Sam Maxwell 10 stone 1 pound 10 ounces vs Kane Baker 10 stone 8 ounces (six-round super-lightweight contest)

Lyndon Arthur 12 stones 8lbs 4oz vs Charles Adamu 12 stone 5lbs 1oz (six-round light-heavyweight contest)