Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou weigh-in LIVE: The Gypsy King and former UFC star prepare to hit the scales in Saudi Arabia ahead of epic crossover bout this weekend

Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou weigh-in below. 

Usyk’s manager Alex Krassyuk teases an announcement after the fight…

Everyone knows why we are here, we are announcing the big fight. Usyk will be there. We know 99.9 per cent how the outcome goes but anything may happen so we wait. Then we can legally take the next step.

Boxing - Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua - WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world title - Media Event - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - August 15, 2022 Oleksandr Usyk's promoter Alex Krassyuk during the media event Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Next up is Brit David Adeleye and Fabio Wardley

Huge fight this for the British title!

These two do not like each other and they will get a chance to put their feud to bed once and for all as chief support on Saturday night.

Joseph Parker and Simon Kean are here

Former world champion Parker weighs in at 250.1lbs

British star Moses Itauma weighs in

The rising star tips the scales at 236.1lbs ahead of his bout against István Bernáth.

Here come Martin Bakole and Carlos Takam

The heavyweight weighs in at 299.4lbs ahead of his fight against Carlos Takam. A career-highest!

This should be a really intriguing fight!

Takam comes in at 257.1lbs

First the undercard fighters will weigh in

Robert Duran Jr weighs in at 152.7lbs

Jack McGann weighs in at 153.10lbs

The stars arrive for the weigh-in

Two kings collide in Saudi Arabia

Big name predictions ahead of the fight

As we wait for the fighters to arrive, why not check out some of the major predictions for this fight from the biggest names from boxing and MMA?

We’ve packed in the likes of Eddie Hearn, Dereck Chisora, Mike Tyson, Jake Paul and Frank Warren – all giving their takes on how this one is going to go.

John Fury steals the show at the press-conference!

Well this contest is supposed to be about the heavyweight king and the MMA king – but Fury’s father John decided to steal the limelight at the press conference as he called out Ngannou’s trainer Mike Tyson before taking off his shirt and trying to get involved in the face off.

You’d expect nothing less from John – and you can only wonder what might happen today!

The Battle of the Baddest is almost here

Good afternoon and welcome to Mail Sport’s live blog for the weigh-in between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou ahead of the epic crossover showdown dubbed ‘The Battle of the Baddest’ on Saturday night.

Things are really heating up ahead of this highly-anticipated fight – after some entertaining scenes already at this week’s press conference.

There’s sure to be even more talking points and drama at the weigh-in today as both fighters prepare to tip the scales before locking horns in the ring.

The weigh-in is set to begin at around 4pm UK time. Stick with us and we’ll bring you all the latest news and quotes from fighters, pundits and coaches.

Boxing - Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou - Press Conference - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - October 26, 2023 Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou pose for a photo during the press conference REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

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