Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder Weigh-In Results: Will Extra Weight Help Wilder?

Published 10/09/2021, 1:55 AM EDT


Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have both successfully weighed in ahead of their WBC heavyweight title fight on October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fury weighed in at a career-high of 277 lbs, with Deontay Wilder standing at a whopping 238 lbs- the highest weight of his professional career.

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The numbers are highly contrasting to what the heavyweight elites had carried in their past two bouts. These extra pounds assure powerful exchanges if Fury and Wilder trade massive blows. Both men have bulked up massively and seem to be gunning for a long night against each other.

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The original Fury vs Wilder in 2018 had the Brit camp weigh in at 256.5 lbs, compared to the American camp’s 212.5 lbs. Following a split draw, both men bulked up for the rematch in 2020. Tyson Fury entered the ring at 273 lbs and Deontay Wilder did it at 231. Tyson Fury manhandled Deontay Wilder in the fight and earned the victory via seventh-round TKO.

For the trilogy, Fury has added 4 more lbs and Wilder has added 7 more lbs.

The upcoming fight is extremely important for both men’s careers, slightly more to Wilder. After his sole career loss in February 2020, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ cannot afford to lose for the second time. That said, the extra pounds can actually benefit the American KO-artist.

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In the latest presser, Tyson Fury highlighted the fact that he doesn’t want to hurt Deontay Wilder. Instead, he just wants to beat him in a professional boxing matchup. However, he also stressed how Wilder may have different intentions. If that is the case, The Bronze Bomber’s massive size can actually be problematic for Tyson Fury.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City. Wilder and Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Wilder knocked down Fury twice in their first fight. Although Tyson Fury could get back on his feet in 2018, contracting a right hand from the 238 lbs Wilder may take him out completely. However, Fury is also heavier and could be able to absorb the blow, while walking down his opponent akin to 2020.

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Will we see more of the 2018 Wilder, or will we see a repeat of the 2020 Fury?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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