Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set for Saturday night’s trilogy bout on pay-per-view, with both fighters coming in at career-high weights on the scales today.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO) was at 277 lbs, just over where he was in 2018 against Sefer Seferi and 2014 against Joey Abell, when he came in at 276 and 274, respectively. But this is a different sort of Fury at this weight than he was in those fights, it’s a healthier high weight, very clearly.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO) came in at 238 lbs. His previous career-high was 231, in the second bout with Fury in 2020, and the added weight didn’t do much for him in that one, but he’s hoping it will make a difference this time, and believes he’s added more real physical strength.
“The weight just came on, I wanted to look sexy and feel sexy. I’m bench pressing a little over 350,” Wilder said. “There won’t be no rushing me and putting his weight on me and things like that.”
“It means total obliteration of a dosser! Total annihilation, that’s what it means to me,” Fury said of his weight.
Asked what he thought new trainer Malik Scott may have improved in Wilder, Fury replied, “Nothing. It’s one shithouse teaching another shithouse how to fight. Both a pack of losers, and they both ain’t worth a sausage. He couldn’t teach him anything. Man couldn’t fight himself, he was a shithouse. So when you’ve got a shithouse teaching another shithouse how to fight, you’re in for a real pack of shithouse cowards.”
Fury went on to say more, and you can watch the video below for his full comments.
PPV undercard weights
- Efe Ajagba (15-0, 12 KO) and Frank Sanchez (18-0, 13 KO) both looked in terrific shape, Ajagba weighing in at 237 and Sanchez at 240. It’s a big spot for both, a step-up fight on paper for each man, and a huge slot as the co-feature on a major card.
- Robert Helenius (30-3, 19 KO) and Adam Kownacki (20-1, 15 KO) weighed in at 246 and 258, respectively, for their 12-round rematch. Helenius upset Kownacki in March 2020, and Kownacki is trying to get his career back on track. Neither have fought since that first meeting in Brooklyn.
- Jared Anderson (9-0, 9 KO) weighed in at 240 for his eight-round bout against Vladimir Tereshkin (22-0-1, 12 KO), with the Russian veteran at 256.