Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder weighed the heaviest of their careers ahead of their trilogy showdown in Las Vegas.
Fury comes in with a huge weight advantage – tilting the weight to 277 pounds (125.65 kilos) – 18 kilos heavier than Wilder. The WBC champion stood on the scales with a shirt on to a chorus of cheers as he traded verbal shots with hecklers and the American.
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Wilder weighed in at 238 pounds (107.95 kilos), the heaviest he has ever been, suggesting he has worked to fill up after being physically monsterized by Fury in their final fight.
“The weight came right on,” Wilder said after weighing in.
“I wanted to look sexy, feel sexy and I also taste sexy. I push bench over 350, so no matter what weight he comes in, I can lie on my back and lift him. So it’s none of that that hurts me. and puts all this emphasis on me. “
“We have rejuvenated myself. We reinvented myself. Redemption is upon us. And I can not wait to show the world what I am all about. I am reintroducing myself to the world as Deontay Wilder.”
Fury turned the bird over to members of the crowd during the event and issued a warning to Wilder’s wife as he demoted his rival’s new coach.
Wilder’s old coach Mark Breland was fired by the American for throwing in the towel in their last match. He has now teamed up with Malik Scott, who this week said he will not throw in the towel for Wilder, even though he is in pain.
Fury described Wilder’s new mentor as “an s — house teaching another s — house to fight.
“He complained last time he had a cracked skull and injured arm. I can’t wait until Saturday night; I’m really going to hurt him seriously,” Fury said. “He will not be recognizable after the match. His little pretty wife down there [Fury pointed to her] will not recognize him; do not worry about it. I send him home slaughtered. “
Fury weighed 273 (123 kg) pounds in their rematch in 2020, Wilder weighed in at 231 pounds (105 kg), the heaviest in his career at the time.
“The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger. He trains with the weight he’s built up,” Fury coach Sugar Hill Steward said Vegas Insider.
“It’s not like he’s just putting on fat, it’s building muscle. The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger.
Here’s everything you need to know about this heavyweight fight.
When’s Fury vs Wilder 3?
The main card on pay-per-view starts at 12.00 (ADST) Sunday 10 October. The headline fight is expected to begin around noon. 15.00 ADST, but may extend depending on the evening’s flow.
How can I watch Fury vs Wilder 3?
You can watch the match at the Kayo or Foxtels Main Event for a price of $ 59.95. If you are not currently in lockdown, any pub that usually shows the big matches is a good bet.
Why are they fighting again?
The first match at the end of 2018 was one of the most fascinating competitions in recent boxing history. It was scored draw, with one referee judging the match for each man and the third judging it 113-113. Despite being knocked down twice, Fury was determined to win the match.
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He proved to be correct two years later in their re-match when Wilders corners threw in the towel in the seventh round.
Although Fury had no interest in a third match and instead set his sights on a league match with reigning WBA (Super), IBF and WBO belts against Anthony Joshua, Wilder initiated a rematch clause in the contract and after months of mediation, the match was confirmed in July for this weekend.
Fury is the short favorite at $ 1.30, with Wilder an outsider at $ 3.30. Since the first match is controversial and the second completely one-sided, it’s easy to see why.
Do not Fury and Wilder like each other?
There is no shortage of bad blood between the two men – stemming from the initial fight, which both thought they won in, to Wilder, who accused Fury of manipulating his gloves in the fight again.
“I go to my grave and believe in what I believe in. We can believe what we want. But the eyes do not lie. It made me even hungrier than before,” he said on media day before the match during the week.
Who else is fighting?
The main card has four matches – they are all in the heavyweight class and in top quality.
Efe Ajagba (15-0) will challenge Frank Sanchez (18-0) to the latter WBC Continental Americas and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles.
Robert Helenius (30-3) matches Adam Kownacki (20-1) again, after The Nordic Nightmare handed the Pole his only professional loss a year ago
Promising young American Jared Anderson (9-0) fights Vladimir Tereshkin (30-0-1).
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