Tyson Fury officially weighed in at 19st 10lbs 2oz (276lbs) for his return fight against Sefer Seferi. It’s a far cry from a few months ago.
The 29-year-old spiraled into depression following a plague of issues after becoming unified heavyweight world champion, courtesy of a stunning victory against Wladimir Klitschko.
However, he was stripped of the IBF title while relinquishing the others amid allegations of a positive drug test.
But after nearly three years away from the ring, Fury makes his anticipated return to the squared circle on Saturday night.
He takes on Albanian Seferi at the Manchester Arena, tipping the scales at just over 19 stones on Friday.
His before and after pictures portrays an incredible body transformation.
Image: Frank Warren
Despite Fury being away from the ring, he’s feeling no nerves ahead of fight night.
"No nerves at all. Feel like I’ve never been away. I’m a don," he said exclusively to SPORTbible.
When asked about his prediction for the fight, Fury hopes to leave the ring as the victor but is well aware of the dangers in heavyweight boxing while talking up his Albanian opponent.
"Hopefully I’ll win. But I might not, I might lose… who knows?! Should be a good fight.
"He’s a tough opponent. Big puncher. I don’t know much about him to be honest. Only loss to Manuel Charr, world champion – tough fight."
Fury being Fury. Image: PA
A contest against Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder is the match-up fans are clamouring for. Not to mention Tony Bellew who continues to call him out.
Joshua is the holder of the WBA (super), IBF and WBO belts. As for Deontay Wilder, the American is in possession of the WBC strap.
A bout between Fury versus either Joshua or Wilder has been heavily muted, and he’s issued a message to the pair of undefeated world champions.
"They just a want a piece of me. I’m the lineal champion of the world. Wilder, if he wants a piece of it, he knows where to find me – Joshua the same.
"Both a pack of bitches, no good, can’t box."
Will Fury recapture his world titles?
Well, he’s confident: "100%. Watch this space."
Featured Image Credit: via Frank Warren