Tyson Fury tips the scales at 273 pounds while Deontay Wilder is 231 pounds ahead of WBC heavyweight fight
That is a HEAVYWEIGHT competition! Tyson Fury tips the scales on three stones more than Deontay Wilder and fights on his second toughest EVER … but the champion has also piled on the pounds
- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury completed the weighing before the fight in Las Vegas
- Couple rematch on Saturday night after pulling first WBC heavyweight title fight
- British boxer was 273 pounds while his rival was 231 pounds as well as both weight gain
- Fury is the second heaviest weight ever, while Wilder is 10 pounds larger than the previous fight
- Anger is more than a stone heavier than when the couple first met in December 2018
Tyson Fury has a weight advantage of three stones over Deontay Wilder who enters their world heavyweight title rematch.
Anger weighed more than a stone more than for their dramatic first fight at 19st 7lbs More surprisingly Wilder scale a career high 16st 7lbs Both are built for more power, but the comparable increase in pounds will keep speed ahead with Wilder.
They were held at a distance from each other on stage, so threats and insults shouted across the gap, Fury raised his middle finger in a rough gesture.
Tyson Fury weighed his second toughest ever at 19 pounds for Deontay Wilder
The Bronze Bomber is also piled up and registered on 16st 7 (231lbs) before the fight
The curiosity of a mega-scale fight with no face-to-face stare down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where they cannot avoid each other on Saturday night.
The separation of giants on stage was ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after the Gypsy King and Bronze Bomber were pushing, pushing, and shouting during the last pre-fight press conference.
Both threaten to make it a short reunion, as Wilder defends his WBC worldweight against heavyweight against champion Fury in the rematch of their epic draw 14 months ago.
The British hunter works the crowd as he steps on the scales for Saturday’s fight
Both boxers were kept separate from the fear that they might succeed and endanger the fight
Wilder cut a self-assured figure while walking on the scales, surrounded by an entourage
Fury still predicts ‘a second round knockout’.
Wilder promises: “Tyson goes down earlier than the 12th round and this time he stays”
Wilder’s American supporters were drowned out by thousands of roaring British and Fury’s fellow travelers.
Wilder should expect the same during the fight.
Both had to wait long after Fury arrived in his dressing room in combat gear, Wilder behind him in a black tracksuit
Fury hung on the chest of his Love Island brother Tommy.
Wilder dozed off on the shoulder of his fiance.
A bit of chatter but especially the calm before the storm.
Fury saw provocative gestures toward his rival while standing on the podium
Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas had a discussion in the run-up to the weighting in Las Vegas
A large crowd gathered in the Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand for the weighing
Wilder told BT Sport: “I know you look at greatness. It makes me one of the most dangerous hunters in the division period. I am happy, happy as I have ever been in my life.
“You never know what to expect with Fury. One thing is for sure, it’s hard to believe he’s talking about knocking me out in two rounds, as an aggressor, I really can’t see that right now.
“Who knows, maybe he will get in the ring and feel happy and feel some sort of confidence to actually do what he said he is going to do, but it will be very dangerous for him.”