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DERECK CHISORA looked in uncharacteristically good shape as he hit the scales Friday for his grudge rematch with Dillian Whyte.
Chisora has linked up with old foe David Haye, who is now his manager and introduced Chisora to a new strength and conditioning regime. Chisora at 17st 8lbs 3oz weighed his lightest in over two years.
But Whyte, who has been training diligently with Mark Tibbs and going to Loughborough University for strength and conditioning, also looked big and strong as he scaled 17st 8lbs 8oz.
Their first fight, back in 2016, was an unbridled slugfest and Saturday’s clash at the O2 could repeat the the same levels of excitement.
Whyte glared at Chisora as the two went head to head and Dereck ominously removed his sunglasses, creeping closer as if he were already itching for a fight. Both are big men, both are dangerous and both looked on edge. Nervy security guards moved between them and even though they directed both fighters away, back stage the rival camps had to be contained as a scuffle broke out, hoarding was knocked over and the teams had to be kept apart.
Weights for the whole show:
BOXING STARTS 17:00
4 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
FABIO WARDLEY 16st 6lbs 8oz v PHIL WILLIAMS 17st 9lbs 4oz
17:20 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS FACEBOOK
6 x 3 mins Middleweight contest
LINUS UDOFIA 11st 9lbs 8oz v PAVOL GARAJ 11st 7lbs 1oz
18:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE
12 x 3 mins British Featherweight Championship
RYAN WALSH 8st 13lbs 8oz v REECE BELLOTTI 8st 13lbs 2oz
8 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
DAVID PRICE 18st 1lb 3oz v TOM LITTLE 18st 6lbs 7oz
10 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
CARLOS TAKAM 18st 2lbs 1oz v SENAD GASHI 16st 4lbs 1oz
12 x 3 mins WBC Flyweight Championship
CRISTOFER ROSALES 7st 13lbs 8oz v CHARLIE EDWARDS 7st 13lbs 8oz
10 x 3 mins WBA International Light-Heavyweight Championship
JOSHUA BUATSI 12st 6lbs 5oz v RENOLD QUINLAN 12st 3lbs 6oz
12 x 3 mins WBC Silver and WBO International Heavyweight Championships
DILLIAN WHYTE 17st 8lbs 8oz v DEREK CHISORA 17st 8lbs 3oz