The tension between John McDermott and rival Tyson Fury was tremendous yesterday at the weigh-in between the two heavyweights, who clash tonight at Brentwood Centre in Essex.
At stake is McDermott's English heavyweight title but many are looking at this bout as a manner of judging the future viability of undefeated prospect Fury's career.
At the weigh-in, McDermott looked to be the fittest of his career and was clearly furious at his towering antagonist, who had waged a typical pre-fight campaign of trash talking.
McDermott has much more experience than Fury and proclaimed that his seasoning would be the undoing of the Manchester giant, whom McDermott has vowed to knock out.
But can the English champion survive Fury's vaunted power, which has finished off all seven of his professional opponents?
Fury has never been past the fourth round and should this contest go into uncharted territory, there could be a loss on the 21 year old's record before the night is through.
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