Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 weigh in: Both fighters tease dramatic weight changes ahead of rematch

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have both teased interesting weight changes that will be evident when they hit the scales tonight.

The pair face off in a heavyweight title rematch, live on talkSPORT, this Saturday but will meet at the weigh-in beforehand.

There will be no traditional stare down, however, after tensions rose at the press conference earlier this week.

Fury and Wilder had to be held apart at the weigh-in back in 2018

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Fury and Wilder had to be held apart at the weigh-in back in 2018

For the first fight, Wilder scaled 212½lbs (15st 2lbs 8oz). This time around he claims he is walking around at 230lbs (16st 6lbs).

Meanwhile, Fury weighed in for the first fight at 256½lbs (18st 4lbs 8oz). He insists he’s now up at 270lbs (19st 4lbs).

If his prediction is correct, then Wilder will be 17½lbs (1st 3lbs 8oz) heavier than before.

Fury would be just under a stone heavier with a gain of 13½lbs (13lbs 8oz).

Since the first fight, Fury has replaced Ben Davison as his trainer, bringing in Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill Steward, and has hired Conor McGregor’s nutritionist George Lockhart.

“I haven’t really put weight on on purpose. I’ve just been eating plenty of food. It’s natural weight,” said the Brit.

“I’m at my natural weight now, where before I’d be dieting to get down, down, down, get down to like 255, 252. And I’d be eating less and eating hardly nothing for a man of my size.

“George has come in and put me on like 5 or 6,000 calories per day. I’ll be over 10 weeks [in camp] by the time the fight comes around, so I’m very fully prepared and very hydrated and whatever I weigh in now is what I’m naturally at.

“I’ll be well used to the weight by the time it comes around. And it’s a little more imposing as well when I get on the scale [at] 270. He knows he’s gotta push now and shove. It’s hard to keep a man 270 off.

“I’m eating five, six meals per day at the minute. Before, I was like an old-school fighter. I’d eat and drink when I felt hungry or thirsty, and that’s how I did it for years.

“But now there’s a little more science to it, got quite a few more guys who know a bit more than me about it. It’s easy working in training camp, feeling well. I’m nice and heavy, 270 pounds. I’m 270, solid as a rock.”


talkSPORT will bring live and exclusive radio coverage of Wilder vs Fury 2 on Saturday night