Fury three stone heavier than Wilder

WBC champion Deontay Wilder a career-high weight for Tyson Fury

Last Updated: 22/02/20 12:51am

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Deontay Wilder was his career heaviest for the rematch with Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder was his career heaviest for the rematch with Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury weighed in three stone heavier than Deontay Wilder ahead of Saturday’s heavyweight rematch in Las Vegas.

Fury weighed in at 19st 7lbs (273lbs), while Wilder tipped the scales at a career-high 16st 7lbs (231lbs).

Britain’s former unified champion was first on the scales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the 31-year-old came in over 16.5lbs heavier than his first meeting with Wilder and only three pounds lighter than his previous heaviest mark of 276lbs when he fought Sefer Seferi in his comeback fight in June 2018.

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Fury was also significantly bigger than when he first fought Wilder
Fury was also significantly bigger than when he first fought Wilder

Wilder, who weighed his lightest in a decade when they first fought, this time came in at a career-high weight after putting on 18.5lbs since their December 2018 draw.

Fury and Wilder had been banned from sharing a final face-off after shoving each other at the final press conference.

The British fighter directed a few heated words at Wilder
The British fighter directed a few heated words at Wilder

But the fired-up rivals still shouted a few parting insults at each other before they eventually left the stage.

Source : Sky Sports