Deontay Wilder was beaten from start to finish in their second meeting and has taken a “massive dice roll” to oust WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Sunday AEDT.
British defending champion Fury tipped the weight at 277 lbs (125.6 kg) at their weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, while Wilder came in at 238 lbs (107.95 kg).
Fury, who refused to take his shirt off as he climbed on to the weight, is four kilos heavier than the 273 lbs he weighed when he scored a seventh-round knockout by Wilder in their second meeting 20 months ago.
That means Wilder gets in 16 lb (16kg) lighter than his opponent as he seeks to regain his WBC title from undefeated Fury at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday.
Wilder’s previously heaviest fight weight was the 104kg he weighed during his knockout defeat to Fury last year.
But what does that mean?
According to some, it is a clear indicator that Wilder will come out and swing after being physically dominated during his loss at the second meeting in early 2020.
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Friday’s weigh-in saw both warriors separated by security as Fury once again taunted Wilder with a stream of explosions and threats of a brutal beating.
Asked what the significance of his heaviest weight would ever be, Fury replied: “It means total annihilation of a dossier.
“Total destruction. That’s what it means to me – 277 pounds … I’m going to put him on the Royal Infirmary after this match, just worry about it. ”
– ‘Seriously injured’ –
Asked about his prediction of how he expected the match to go, Fury added: “With him seriously injured on the floor, smashed to pieces as if he has been run over by an 18-wheeled truck.
“Last time he complained that he had torn the skull and an injured arm. I can not wait until Saturday night. I’m really going to hurt him seriously. He will not be recognizable after the match. I send him home slaughtered. ”
Earlier in the week, Fury (30-0-1, 21 knockouts) had reduced the importance of his fighting weight and insisted he had prepared properly.
“I don’t aim for a certain weight, I just eat lots of food,” Fury said.
“I have trained hard enough, and that is it. No matter what I weigh in at night, I weigh in to, ”said the 33-year-old.
But Fury’s failure to remove his t-shirt during Friday’s weigh-in earned mockery from Wilder’s supporters, with a member of the challenger’s entourage shouting sharply, “You fat, dude!”
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Fury, meanwhile, rejected Wilder’s decision to change coach following his defeat to Britain last year.
Wilder is now being coached by former heavyweight Malik Scott, who himself was beaten in a round by Wilder back in 2014.
“It’s a shithouse that teaches another shithouse to bomb,” Fury said.
“Both a bunch of losers. And they are both not worth a sausage. ”
Wilder, for his part, refused to engage in Fury’s goading, but instead emphasized his calmer approach and “joyful” training camp.
“Calmness is the key to the storm,” Wilder said.
“I know that when I am not calm, my mind is clouded. And when your mind is blurred, it allows you to make bad decisions. But when you are calm, you can handle the storm.
“I have rejuvenated myself and reinvented myself. Redemption is upon us. I can not wait to show the world what I’re all about. ”
Saturday’s match is the third part of Wilder and Fury’s three-year rivalry. The two men battled for a bruise in Los Angeles in 2018 before Fury scored a one-sided victory over the American in their second fight last year.
The trilogy battle takes place after an independent arbitrator in May this year ruled that Fury should give Wilder a rematch or be stripped of his title.