Photos: Callum Smith vs. Mathieu Bauderlique, Badou Jack vs. Richard Rivera – Weigh-In

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By Ron Lewis – Anthony Joshua had a 23-pound weight advantage over champion Oleksandr Usyk at Friday’s weigh-in for their WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight title clash at the King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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Joshua weighed 244½ pounds, while Usyk weighed 221 pounds 10 ounces as they met on the stage at the arena where the fight will take place.

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Both defied expectations, with rumours suggesting Joshua would be lighter than last time and Usyk significantly heavier. While it was a career high for Usyk, it is less than a pound more than their first fight.

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For their first meeting in London last September, Joshua scaled 240 pounds, while Uysk was 19 pounds lighter.

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Filip Hrgovic scaled 243 pounds for his IBF heavyweight final eliminator against Zhilei Zhang, who came in 34 pounds heavier at 277 pounds.

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Callum Smith had a quarter-of-a-pound advantage over Mathieu Bauderlique as he scaled 175¾ pounds for their WBC super-middleweight eliminator.

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Meanwhile, Badou Jack, the 38-year-old former world super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion, weighed just over 199 pounds for his cruiserweight meeting with the unbeaten Richard Rivera.

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