Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev had a confrontational weight ahead of their world title fight Saturday night, with Joshua weighing 240.8 pounds.
The world champion weighs about three pounds more than when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr to claim his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles last December.
Pulev weighed 239.7 pounds.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the weigh-in, in which he faced Pulev, Joshua said he was “a good weight” and added: “I feel good … I’ll train tonight, keep a good routine.
It was a confrontational event, with Pulev facing off against Joshua as he stepped off the scales. “He’s been talking a lot of nonsense,” Joshua said. “He would have slapped her on the jaw at the time, but I have to do it tomorrow.”
In addition to putting his titles on the line, Joshua risks a colossal fight against Tyson Fury next year.
Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn told Telegraph Sport earlier this week that “it is the Battle of Britain, the battle of the world, and I am convinced it will happen if Joshua wins on Saturday.”
“A J is desperate for the fight, I think Fury is desperate for the fight and the teams are desperate. There is no reason why not.
“We should be in a position after this fight to say, ‘We all agree, here’s the date, here’s the contract.’ But he has to win on Saturday.”