Fury slightly heavier than Klitschko ahead of title bout

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

ESSEN, Germany (AP) No antics, no singing, no goading, and no boastful declarations.

Tyson Fury's respectful demeanor at the weigh-in for his much-anticipated heavyweight bout against Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday suggested he was now concentrating solely on the task at hand.

After a buildup dominated by humor - Fury dressed up as Batman, sung to Klitschko, and complimented him on his scent, while also making wild boasts of ending his rival's long heavyweight reign - the British fighter stuck to the script on Friday, maintaining his silence during the obligatory staredown that ended with a handshake.