Deontay Wilder weighs lowest since 2008, Tyson Fury holds 44-pound advantage
Deontay Wilder looked more like a cruiserweight on Friday as the American weighed in for his clash with Tyson Fury.
‘The Bronze Bomber’, firmly encased in his alternative persona, scaled a light 212 pounds for Saturday’s blockbuster encounter.
Wilder’s weight represents his lightest since scaling 207 pounds on his pro debut way back in 2008.
Complete with black skeleton mask, the 40-0 puncher resisted any temptations to show emotion – unlike the recent press conference.
Fury, 30, surprisingly came in three pounds heavier than for his August bout with Francesco Pianeta. This is despite seemingly looking slimmer and more ripped right up until fight week.
Understandably little fleshy around the midriff on the scales, Fury has obviously increased his muscle mass after losing a whopping ten stone since 2017.
Increasing his poundage slightly from the 253 for Pianeta could be a ploy for Fury to help him fulfill his prophecy to KO wilder.
With a massive 44 pound difference between the two, Wilder is aiming for speed as Fury banks on power.
WILDER v FURY
Full card for Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA
12 – WBC heavyweight title
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury
12 IBF/WBA/IBO super welterweight titles
Jarrett Hurd v Jason Welborn
12 – vacant IBF minimumweight title
Mark Anthony Barriga v Carlos Licona
10 – heavyweight
Luis Ortiz v Travis Kauffman
10 – heavyweight
Joe Joyce v Joe Hanks
10 – heavyweight
Chris Arreola v Maurenzo Smith
8 – welterweight
Robert Guerrero v Adam Mate
8 – middleweight
Julian Williams v Francisco Castro
8 – super middleweight
Alfredo Angulo v Eduardo Flores
8 – super featherweight
Isaac Lowe v Lucas Baez
8 – super bantamweight
Jesse Rodriguez v Josue Morales
4 – cruiserweight
Marsellos Wilder v David Damore
The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME. It will feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title. Stevenson fights unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel. Plus, the Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.
ABOUT WILDER vs. FURY
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion Fury on SHOWTIME PPV®. Action begins this Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The PPV undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn. Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.