Deontay Wilder weighs in at his heaviest ever

Photos from Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBC king Wilder (42-0-1) opted to record his highest ever weight during his entire 12-year career for his eagerly-anticipated rematch with Lineal champion Tyson Fury  (29-0-1).

For some reason, 'The Bronze Bomber' decided to add an extra 20 lbs of weight to his frame from their first fight 14-months ago. His inability to keep 6' 9" giant down during their first fight could be the reason for the added bulk to increase his power, but the 34-year-old long-reigning champion's punching prowess tends to come from his speed and athleticism rather than muscle and poundage.

'The Gypsy King' registered a whopping 273 lbs on the scales for the return fight! He has only weighed heavier twice during his 30-fight career when he fought Sefer Seferi in his comeback fight in 2018 and against Joey Abell in 2014... he KO'd both in the fourth round. Could that be his thinking behind the weight gain?

 

Weights and Running Order:

Tyson Fury 273 lbs vs Deontay Wilder 231lbs
(Fury's Lineal and Wilder's WBC World Heavyweight Championship - 12 Rounds)

Charles Martin 254 lbs vs.Gerald Washington 236.5 lbs
(IBF Heavyweight World Title Eliminator - 12 Rounds)

Emanuel Navarrete 122 lbs vs Jeo Santisima 122 lbs
(Navarrete's WBO Junior Featherweight World Title - 12 Rounds)

Sebastian Fundora 153.5 lbs vs Daniel Lewis 153 lbs
(Super Welterweight - 10 Rounds)

 

ESPN (8 p.m. ET)

Javier Molina 141.5 lbs vs Amir Imam 141.5 lbs
(Super Lightweight - 10 Rounds)

 

ESPNews (7:30 p.m. ET) 

Subriel Matias 142 lbs vs Petros Ananyan 142 lbs
(Super Lightweight - 10 Rounds)

 

ESPN APP (5 p.m. ET) 

Matt Conway 132.5 lbs vs Gabriel Flores Jr. 132.5 lbs
(Lightweight - 8 Rounds)

Vito Mielnicki, Jr. 147 lbs vs Corey Champion 147 lbs
(Welterweight - 4 Rounds)

Alberto Guevara 126 lbs vs Isaac Lowe 125.5 lbs
(Lowe's WBC International Featherweight title - 10 Rounds)

Rolando Romero 137 lbs vs Arturs Ahmetovs 136 lbs
(Lightweight - 8 Rounds)

 

Everything you need to know about Wilder vs Fury 2 HERE

 

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