The heavyweight showdown is set for this Saturday at Wembley, but first all eyes will be on the heavyweight weigh-in
THE tension is building ahead of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight showdown against Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday.
Wembley Stadium will host the epic battle, with 90,000 fans ready to witness the bout between two different generations of boxing.
And preceding every huge fight is the tasty ‘fight week’, culminating in the weigh-in and the traditional “head-to-head”.
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While it might not have the animosity of a Haye vs Bellew – such is the respect and admiration Joshua and Klitschko have for each other – all eyes are on fight week, looking out for those pre-fight nerves.
Here’s all you need to know about the weigh-in.
When is the Joshua-Klitschko weigh-in?
Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitscko will weigh-in ahead of their heavyweight boxing clash this Friday, March 28.
The two are expected to hit the scales around 1pm.
The two heavyweight boxers will weigh-in at Wembley Arena, ahead of the bout at the stadium on Saturday.
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Where can I watch the weigh-in?
Members of the public can attend the weigh-in FOR FREE at Wembley Area.
Doors will open at 12pm.
The weigh-in will also be shown live on Sky Sports News around 1pm.
What happens when you miss the weight in boxing?
The weight the fighters are expected to fight at is determined in the contract that both fighters sign.
At the weigh-in, both boxers are expected to fit within the specific parameters as stipulated in the contract.
Each weight division in the sport of boxing has a maximum weight for each class.
So, for example, cruiserweights can’t weigh any more than 200lbs and the welterweight limit is 147lbs.
If a boxer fails to make the agreed weight at the weigh-in, any titles that he/she was fighting for could be pulled from the contest. The fight itself could be shelved, but this is not normally done.
The agreed weight is done to try and ensure there is not a huge weight difference in the actual fight.