Fury slightly heavier than Klitschko ahead of bout

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

ESSEN, Germany (AP) Tyson Fury will hold a slight weight advantage over Wladimir Klitschko when he takes on the Ukrainian for his heavyweight titles in Duesseldorf on Saturday night.

The undefeated British fighter (24 wins, 18 KOs) weighed in at 112 kilograms (247 pounds), while Klitschko came in at 111.5 kilos (246 pounds) on Friday.

The 2.09-meter (6-foot-9) Fury had been expected to weigh more as he challenges Klitschko for his WBA, WBO and IBF belts, as well as the minor IBO title.