Today at 4:00 pm ET and streaming right here on BLH thanks to Showtime Sports, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, and others for tomorrow night’s Showtime pay-per-view hit the scales a day ahead of their fights.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KO) and Fury (27-0, 19 KO) don’t have to make weight, of course, as it’s a heavyweight title fight, and Fury may have removed any real intrigue as to his weight when he took his shirt off and flexed for everyone at Wednesday’s final presser.
So really the reason to tune in today is to see if the two brash fighters take a swing at one another a day early. There’s guaranteed to be plenty of talk and I’d heavily favor some type of aggressive pull-apart, but maybe someone will throw a chair!
The undercard only has one fight where anyone has to make weight, too, which is Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KO) defending his WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles against Jason Welborn (24-6, 7 KO). The other two bouts are both heavyweight attractions: Luis Ortiz (29-1, 25 KO) faces Travis Kauffman (32-2, 23 KO) in one, and Joe Joyce (6-0, 6 KO) takes on Joe Hanks (23-2, 15 KO) in the other.