John Fury and Dean Whyte shadow box at weigh-in after an angry confrontation during first face-off between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte

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John Fury and Dean Whyte appeared to have settled their differences with a little bit of shadow boxing as Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte weighed in ahead of their WBC heavyweight title fight.

John’s son and Dean’s brother are set to clash in front of a record-breaking 94,000 crowd at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in a fight that will be broadcast live on talkSPORT.

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And their camps have made up just in time

And their camps have made up just in time

Earlier today, Fury weighed in 12.2lbs lighter for his fight with Dillian Whyte than he did for his trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder.

Whyte took to the scales first and came in at 18st 1lbs 4oz (253.25lbs).

Fury followed up and weighed 18st 12lbs 13oz (264.8lbs).

Immediately before that, Fury Sr. was seen squashing his beef with Whyte’s brother as the pair exchanged words and briefly shadowboxed in front of a crowd of fight fans.

After watching his brother weigh in 6lb heavier than he did for his last fight against Alexander Povetkin, Whyte confirmed that he had cleared the air with Fury’s father.

“I had a little bit of banter. I had a little go with John, but we shook hands, and everything is in the past,” he told talkSPORT

Fury and Whyte weighed in on Friday

Fury and Whyte weighed in on Friday


“It’s down to those two boys tomorrow, man. Me talking or John talking has got nothing to do with that result tomorrow night.”

Two days earlier, Whyte was not so cool when Fury Sr. stepped to him as the two heavyweight contenders squared off for the first time following their diplomatic press conference.

The 57-year-old was seen pointing and shouting at Whyte’s entourage as the two men came in close together. Tyson and Whyte played peacemaker and moved to settle down the surrounding crowd.

Fury and Whyte played the role of peacemakers during their face off

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Fury and Whyte played the role of peacemakers during their face off

Fury Sr. immediately accepted the blame for spoiling what was an otherwise friendly press conference, admitting his emotions got the better of him.

“I think it was a case of my fault,” he told Queensbury Promotions.

“You know, emotions run high, he is my son at the end of the day.

“I am a fighting man, even though I am old. I’m still game. Sometimes my head wants my body to do what my body can’t do.”

talkSPORT will bring you live coverage of the huge heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley on Saturday night, with our coverage starting from 7.30pm and featuring expert ringside analysis from Ben Davison





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