01
Dec
2020

EXCLUSIVE: Bob Arum disputes Tyson Fury weight for Deontay Wilder II

Phil Jay 21/02/2020
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Promoter Bob Arum has discussed the weight of Tyson Fury ahead of the weigh-in for his forthcoming rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

The pair hit the scales on Friday, with Fury previously stating he’d weigh, ‘270 pounds of solid muscle’ via his social media.

Whilst Arum disputes this, the Top Rank supremo says Fury is in the best shape of his life for the Pay-Per-View blockbuster.

“You have to understand, when you are dealing with a six-foot, nine-inch guy – a massive human being, you can turn a lot of fat into muscle. With that muscle, he’s going to put on weight. But it’s not like flab weight. It’s not like Andy Ruiz’s weight,” Arum exclusively told World Boxing News.

“He looks more fit to me than I saw him in the last two fights. His body is a lot more svelte. So, it’s that resulting in more weight, you know I have absolutely no idea. But it’s not like somebody putting on an extra ten or fifteen pounds of fat.

“I don’t even know if he has put it on because I know from the nutritionist that he’s eating well. There’s no junk food. Everything that is going into his system is monitored, unlike the first two fights he had with me.

“Fury has a proper nutritionist now looking out for him. He’s in great shape. He works out twice a day, so if there is extra weight, it will absolutely be of no consequence.”


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On Fury’s Instagram post stating his intentions, Arum concluded: “I don’t even know if there is a weight difference.

“I don’t know where that number (270 pounds) came from. Sometimes fighters say a lot of s*** that really isn’t right.

“He just looks a lot fitter than he did for the last two fights,” he said.

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Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. An Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay