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Fury three stones heavier than Wilder ahead of tonight's rematch


Tyson Fury has weighed in three stones heavier than Deontay Wilder ahead of their highly anticipated world heavyweight boxing title rematch. 

Lineal world champion Fury tipped the scales in Las Vegas at 19st 7lbs, with reigning WBC title-holder Wilder coming in at 16st 7lbs.

The challenger is also 14-pounds heavier than the controversial drawn first bout in 2018 with the former Irish amateur sacrificing some of his mobility for power.

"I feel comfortable with the weight," Fury said after the weigh-in where the boxers were not allowed to face off.

"I'm where I want to be. I haven't been trying to lose weight. I'm a giant heavyweight. I've been eating clean, eating well and whatever weight I weigh on the night is really unimportant.

"You've seen heavyweights come in at 200 pounds. You've seen them come in at 300 pounds. The heavyweight division has no limit, so it's one of those things."

Wilder, who holds 41 wins from 42 fights as a professional says he's no concerned by his opponent's preparations and tactics:

"I really don't know what their plans are or what he's going to do or not going to do.

"So if you want to bring the fight, then come on, let's make it happen, that will benefit me more than anything, him coming full at me.

"So I hope they stick with that game plan and follow it through and aren't just talking for hype.

"Actually do what you say you're going to do. I'm looking forward to it. Deep down in his heart, I really feel that he's nervous.

"I really feel that he's very, very nervous from the first time of what happened.

"When you knock a person down and give him a concussion, you never forget that. You never forget who did it to you and how they did it.

"And when you crawl back in the ring with him a second time to relive that moment all over again, there has to be stress; You definitely can't sleep at night."

 



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