Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker both weighed their heaviest careers for their highly anticipated heavyweight fight.
New Zealander Parker came in at 255.35lbs while Joyce hit 271.4lbs ahead of his home fight in front of a British home crowd.
The two will clash at Manchester’s AO Arena on September 24, with the clash live on talkSPORT.
Joyce is ranked as the world’s No. 1 heavyweight challenger by the WBO with Parker close behind, and the 14-0 unbeaten Briton was in a confident mood.
“I’m ready to go, ready to fight, it’s the last night of sleep and then I wake up and it’s fight day,” he said at the weigh-in.
“I’m just gonna stick with my guns and say seven or eight [round knockout].”
Parker, who at 30 is Joyce’s junior by seven years, has gained weight after back-to-back wins over Derek Chisora in 2021.
Explaining the decision, he said: “I think like my last fight, I was pretty heavy for Chisora’s second fight but I think it’s a career high for me.
Lafferty kicked out of Northern Ireland squad after appearing to use bigoted language
Toney ruled out of England squad for Italy game with Maguire and Bellingham to start
Claims De Bruyne could be PL’s best midfielder labeled ‘ridiculous’ with Gerrard’s backing
Man United star Eriksen scores screamer from 25 yards in Nations League clash
Spurs and Man United snubbed as Arsenal and City top team of the season so far
way of life
Man United were so concerned about Scholes’ drinking that he called his father
“With the last performance with Chisora, I felt good, heavy, and I felt stronger and I still had the stamina to go 12 rounds.
“This time I did things better and I’m still heavy so I can’t wait to get in the ring.
“A lot of talk has been done now, a lot of things you say before the fight, but you can’t wait to get in there and take care of business.
Watch the World Cup with talkSPORT
At talkSPORT we are powered by fans, so come join us for the ultimate World Cup fan experience this winter – at the talkSPORT fan zone.
In a huge covered room under the arches of Waterloo in London, we will bring you live screenings of every World Cup game.
There will be Q&A with talkSPORT talent, you’ll be part of our live shows and plenty of food and drink will be on offer too.
Come and have the best World Cup fan experience in London – and enjoy a free pint – with tickets for the England and Wales group stage matches on sale now HERE!