Anthony Joshua has promised fans a photo of him boxing against Oleksandr Usyk all night, as the pair posed for a selfie together.
The highly-respected and talented heavyweight who won the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics will fight at Tottenham’s stadium on Saturday night.
Trash talk and threats were left for praise before AJ’s mandatory title defense.
And when she weighed 17th 2 pounds, 15th 8 pounds more than a full stone heavier than Usyak, the two smiled for a selfie.
Joshua, 31, has vowed to give value for money to the more than 60,000 fans at the Spurs home as well as all the spectators who shop at pay-per-view.
He added: “I respect the man, he has achieved phenomenal things, so what can I say other than good luck over the weekend and I hope it’s a good fight for everyone.
“Because I know how hard people try to put their money in stuff like this. Nice seats, pay-per-view purchases and stuff like that, so that’s what we’re going to deliver.
“Respect for his training, respect for putting myself in this position and respect for my team for getting me here.”
Joshua tipped the scales at nearly equal weight before defeating Kubrat Pulev in his last fight in December.
Suggestions that he would match the same 16th 13lb that helped him defeat 32-year-old Andy Ruiz Jr. turned out to be false.
And going as high as 18stones, as in 2018 against 40-year-old Carlos Takam, also appears to be a thing of the past.
Joshua said: “I don’t really look at my weight, I really don’t see it that way.
“I am what I am at the end of the day, I don’t know why it’s such a big deal about weight.
“I think because we’re heavyweight, people usually look at us when we’re at our heaviest but I’ve been there.
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“I was 18-something at one stage, but I still managed to throw loads of combos, went ten rounds, so I should be able to do 12 rounds easily.
“Weight doesn’t matter and at the same time, as long as you’re loose, you’re agile, loose and heavy, shot comfortably, I should be good.
“Like I said, I don’t see the weight, but if I was heavy and doing it, no, I’m lighter, I should be able to do it more easily.”