The boxing program for the second WBA, IBF and WBO title showdown in Saudi Arabia between current world champion Andy Ruiz Jr and former champion Anthony Joshua will start at 6am tomorrow.
Joshua looked as impressive as ever and weighed in at 237 pounds, a whole 10 pounds slimmer than his first meeting with Ruiz Jr.
While world champion Ruiz is more than a stone heavier than when the two met in NY in June, Joshua tipped the scales at his lightest weight in five years. He must now show that he can make the adjustments to rewrite his own script in the history of the heavyweight division.
Ominously, his increase of one stone and one pound is the same as that put on by James "Buster" Douglas when he rolled over against Evander Holyfield eight months after stunning Mike Tyson in Tokyo in 1990.
"I feel good", Joshua told Sky Sports.
While it appeared to contradict Ruiz's claim that he has not let success go to his head, there was also the possibility that the champion - who did not take off his sombrero - might not be quite as heavy as it seemed.
The Mexican's trainer, Manny Robles, had said that Ruiz was too heavy fighting at 268 pounds in NY and was only that weight because he fought at late notice.
Joshua had previously revealed he had been doing less weights in this training camp and was focusing more on sparring. The bout was far more memorable than the odds would have suggested, as Ruiz Jr. was able to knock Joshua down four times before the referee had seen enough.
"A lot of people are saying that I came overweight or this and that".