Tyson Fury will weigh in close to 300lbs for his third fight with Deontay Wilder this weekend after packing on some serious muscle.
The Gypsy King defends his WBC heavyweight title against the man he took it off in February 2020 after a truly dominant performance.
Fury had gone on record to say he expected to tip the scales at 300lbs and though he might be slightly off with his prediction, his trainer Sugarhill Steward has revealed he will be 20lbs heavier than the last time the two men met in Las Vegas.
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But the 6ft9 fighter hasn’t seen his weight balloon like it has previously due to inactivity, instead it’s muscle that has made him more than a stone heavier and stronger than ever.
“It’s not going to be 300 pounds, it’s probably going to be like 290 or something but not 300 exactly,” Sugarhill told Vegas Insider.
“Heavier than last time by 20 pounds or so, why not?
“He’s training with that weight, he’s built up. It’s not like he’s just putting on fat, it’s building up muscles.
“The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger.”
In the second fight with Wilder, Fury, in his first bout since switching trainers, put it on the Bronze Bomber and inflicted all sorts of punishment on him.
His size, movement and boxing intelligence meant Wilder’s threat was completely negated.
Not only that, he completely destroyed the Alabama boxer and dropped him twice before Wilder’s corner threw the towel in during the seventh round.
It was Wilder’s first loss in 44 fights and Fury says his game plan will be exactly the same in the trilogy bout.
“It’s no secret what I’m gonna do. I’m just gonna go out there and blitz him,” Fury told talkSPORT.
“There’s gonna be no stopping me on the night. The only thing that’s gonna stop me is getting knocked spark out.
“But apart from that, I’m gonna annihilate him. That’s all I’m thinking about.
“I’m literally gonna set about him.
“Saying I’m gonna ‘beat’ somebody or ‘set about’ them – it’s two different words, isn’t it?
“I’m just gonna set about him from round one and I’m not gonna stop.”
Mike Tyson believes Deontay Wilder should go ‘all out’ against Tyson Fury in their WBC world title showdown on Saturday and look to end the fight in the first ‘five or six rounds.’
The Bronze Bomber is famous for his punching power and the American boxing legend feels that Wilder’s team should take an all-or-nothing approach when they face Fury at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 55-year-old, who made his own comeback in an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr back in November, also questioned Wilder’s own motives for entering the ring with Fury again.
“I like Wilder but is he going in there to win or is he going in there for a big pay day?’ Tyson told ES News. “They should go all out for five or six rounds. If you catch him, you catch him. Go all out, win or lose.”
Fury was victorious in the second fight of the trilogy back in February 2020, winning thanks to a seventh-round technical knockout and Wilder was far from magnanimous in defeat, citing a number of bizarre reasons for the loss that included the water being spiked and his ring costume being too heavy.
There was also a famous bust-up with former trainer Mark Breland, which led to a split with Wilder.
Fury Senior was angered by this behaviour and claims that the Alabama-born star could learn from the way Anthony Joshua handled his shock defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.
“I got asked about Wilder being like AJ,” Fury told Mail Online. “You could never compare the two men.
“AJ had dignity in defeat, he knows what’s gone wrong and he’s trying to put it right and he will do. The other one’s in total denial and has been talking absolute rubbish for the last two years.
“He’s still talking rubbish and that’s what puts me off him as a fighter and that’s why in my opinion he cannot improve because of his mindset.”
He is unsurprisingly backing his son to prevail in Nevada this weekend and hold onto the WBC title, believing Wilder’s poor attitude will be his own downfall on the night.
“Tyson will know when to fight and when to box and I don’t think Wilder has the intelligence to cope with that on any level at all. Not knocking him it’s just the character he’s shown to me in defeat.
“How can you learn in defeat when you carry on like that?”