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Fury lives up to promise to come in big and beautiful as he weighs in at 19st 7lbs for his Las Vegas rematch with Wilder

TYSON FURY bulked up to a meaty 19st 7lbs for his second world title crack at KO machine Deontay Wilder.

The Gypsy King had promised his legion of travelling fans he would come in big and beautiful and he did not disappoint the raucous crowd.

Fury’s rapid size 14 feet were able to move freely in his September points win over Otto Wallin, when he weighed 18st 2lbs.

But his father John was furious after the bloody decision win, with a scathing verbal assault on then-trainer Ben Davison likely contributing to his exit two months ago.

Former fighter John demanded his son return to close to the 19st mark but he came in even bigger than expected, just 3bs shy of the career heaviest he hit for his 2018 comeback fight against Sefer Seferi.

Then Wilder shocked the Fury-supporting crowd by coming in at a career heaviest of 16st 7lbs.

The champ was just 15st 2lbs when he very almost KO'ed Fury in their Los Angeles original.

The partisan crowd booed mercilessly when Wilder’s arrival was shown on the big screen.

Fury’s entrance, complete with camouflage jumper, was seen as a moment of triumph for the visiting horde.

For his career pinnacle, the 2015 points win over Wladimir Klitschko, Fury was just 17st 9lbs to the Dusseldorf night he danced all around the 10-year champion.

But for this Las Vegas showdown with the Bronze Bomber, the 6ft 9in ace promised he was targeting a knockout win and that would best be achieved with plenty more meat on his bones.

Fury ended his 31-month boxing exile in June 2018 with a win over Seferi at a whopping 19st 10lbs

And the world’s last undisputed heavyweight king, Lennox Lewis, is confident the extra timber this time around will not root his man to the canvas too much.

The British icon said: “One thing I don’t do is sleep on Tyson Fury. At his worst, he performs his best. He answers the question. He arrives at the right time.

“He’s got a couple of things up his sleeve and most of that is boxing. That comes naturally to him.”

After the tame shoving tussle the pair engaged in at Wednesday’s press conference, the Nevada Commission needlessly cancelled the final face-off that concludes most weigh-ins.

And they refused to back down on the unpopular decision, forcing the two giants to steer well clear of each other on the MGM stage.

Fury did have the last laugh, however, sticking his middle fingers up at the American in one file bid to offend him before they go to war again.

Deontay Wilder's wife Telli Swift has absolute confidence that he will beat Tyson Fury

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