Tyson Fury hit the scales for the first time in 2.5 years earlier today, weighing in at 276 pounds for his fight with longtime cruiserweight Sefer Seferi. Seferi, in turh, tipped the scales at 210 pounds.
Fury’s (25-0, 18 KO) previous career high was 274 pounds for a 2014 bout with Joey Abell. The 66-pound gap is his biggest since his pro debut, where he was 261 pounds against 191.75-pound Bela Gyongyosi.
This isn’t Seferi’s (23-1, 21 KO) first time being the much smaller man, as Manuel Charr outweighed him by almost 30 pounds in 2010. He did lose that fight, though, so the precedent here isn’t great.
Fury turns 30 in August, although there’s no telling how much mileage his dramatic weight swings and substance abuse have put on his body. We’ll see how he does tomorrow, then hopefully he’ll fight a real heavyweight before year’s end.