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Anthony Joshua weighs in at 251lbs ahead of his Day of Reckoning showdown against Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia… while Deontay Wilder comes in light for bout with Joseph Parker

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  • Anthony Joshua came in 1lb heavier than his fight against Robert Helenius 
  • The heavyweight will look for a third win of the year when he faces Otto Wallin 
  • If Anthony Joshua learns from his defeats to Oleksandr Usyk then it could be a very merry Christmas for the Brit in Saudi Arabia – The Hook 

Anthony Joshua tipped the scales at 251lbs ahead of Saturday’s bout against Otto Wallin, making him 1lb heavier than his previous fight against Robert Helenius.

Joshua managed to secure a seventh round knockout against Helenius and will be looking to dismantle Wallin in the same way on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Wallin – who is looking to upset the odds against the British heavyweight on Saturday night – weighed in at 238.6lbs.

Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker also took to the scales on Friday evening. The Bronze Bomber weighed in at 213lbs, while his opponent came in at 245.3lbs.

AJ’s weight has been a topic of conversation ever since he made the step up to professional boxing in 2013.

Fans and pundits have occasionally criticised the British heavyweight for being ‘too big’, ‘too heavy’ and ‘too sluggish’.

Some insist the 34-year-old has bulked up too much since the amateur days when he beat Roberto Cammarelle in 2012 to become Great Britain’s 29th and final gold medallist at London Olympic Games.

Joshua has fluctuated in weight ever since. He has come in at a career heaviest of 255.4lbs for his fight against Franklin.

Joshua decided to cut 5.4lbs for his bout with Helenius, making him 250lbs for the bout which ended in a KO victory for AJ.

Since then, AJ has teamed up with Ben Davison and shared several videos of himself hitting the pads during training.

More to follow.