Tyson Fury Plans to Weigh In at 300lbs to Knock Deontay Wilder Out With a Single Punch

Published 06/16/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Following two action-packed fights, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to take each other on in a trilogy bout soon. With more eyeballs on the show, the heavyweight contest, which is scheduled for July 24th, promises to entice the whole boxing world yet again.

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Fans are flocking in to understand what could go different this time around. At the press conference, WBC Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was confident enough to lie out his game plan before the fight.

“What I’m going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I’m going to run him over like I’m an 18-wheeler and he’s a human being, and I guarantee you he does not go past where he did before,” Fury said.

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Fury says that he and his trainer SugarHill Steward have been working on developing the one-punch knockout ability for some time now. ‘The Gypsy King’ says that he would showcase his power training through his in-ring performance.

Before I only had five or six weeks of practicing what I was going to do to him, this time I’ve had 18 months, so that is what you’re going to see,” he said.

Fury said that, because of his training, we should expect a heavier version of him on the scales.

“I’m building my weight up, I’m trying to get up to 300 lbs for this fight because I’m looking for a big knockout straight away,” the British boxer declared during the presser.

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Will a heavier Tyson Fury be able to shut Deontay Wilder for good?

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury (R) and Otto Wallin fight during their heavyweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

The 6’9” tall boxer has enjoyed a 42 and 44-pound difference over ‘The Bronze Bomber‘ in their last two respective bouts. During a recent media scrum, Fury jokingly said, “Bananas and steak” will be his go-to tip the scale at 300.

Although the heavyweight usually towers over his opponents, he is widely regarded to possess incredible speed and agility; coupled with an incredible boxing IQ, Fury has looked unstoppable. His speed and athleticism have been the key to his stardom till now.

Whether Fury keeps his legendary speed as he goes up against Fury is a question that immediately springs to mind.

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However, he clarified he didn’t intend to.

No, I am looking for movement and speed. I am looking for a knockout. Like I did last time,” ‘The Gypsy King’ asserted.

Would Fury be able to knock his rival Deontay Wilder out faster this time around? Or does a silent Wilder possess an answer to Fury this time? Let us know what you think.

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Akshit Pushkarna, who has a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication, is an MMA writer for EssentiallySports. Before his current role, Akshit worked on the Urban Development beat at the Urban Update magazine. However, combat sports always called out to Akshit, who pursued both boxing and wrestling at a regional level before shifting his focus to MMA journalism.

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