Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had their fiercest fight career for the 3rd World Heavyweight Championship in Las Vegas | boxing news
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder were at the fiercest of their careers as they battled for their third WBC Heavyweight Championship in Las Vegas this weekend.
WBC Champion Fury tipping the scales at 197 pounds (277 pounds), up five pounds from his rematch victory last February, while Wilder came in at 238 pounds, up seven pounds since losing in the seventh round.
The two arch-rivals were kept separate all week and again denied a pre-fight encounter, but Fury sent a pre-fight warning to the American ahead of a three-way showdown in Las Vegas.
When asked about the extra weight, Fury said: “It means the complete obliteration of the file.
“Total annihilation. That’s what it means to me.”
Wilder insisted that the extra weight would help him overcome the physical challenge of Fury’s super size.
“The weight just started,” Wilder said.
“I bench press a little over 350[lbs]So no matter how heavy it is, I can lie on my back and lift it.
“None of that would be rushing me and putting all its weight on me, different things like that. But most of all, we just want to have fun.”
Wilder has been embroiled in a long-running feud with the British star, but admitted he needs to regain his composure when the first bell rings at the T-Mobile Arena.
“The calm is the key to the storm,” Wilder said.
“I know that when I’m not calm my mind is cloudy, so when your mind is cloudy it allows you to make bad decisions.
“But when you are calm, you weather the storm. When you are calm, you are able to see certain things and are able to make great decisions. I look forward to being calm in this fight, so I can make the wonderful decision, so that I can show people what I am now .
“I have reinvented myself. Redemption is upon us and I can’t wait to show the world what I am.”
“I’m reintroducing myself to the world as Deontay Wilder.”