The Brilliant Trick Tyson Fury Used To Look Heavier At Deontay Wilder Weigh-In
Tyson Fury reportedly tricked Deontay Wilder into thinking he was in poor condition for their rematch - by drinking 16 pints of water before the weigh-in.
Fury weighed-in at a career high 19st 7lbs ahead of his victory over Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
SunSport have reported 'The Gypsy King' and his new training team ensured Fury drank a large amount of water to weigh-in heavier.
Fighters often dehydrate themselves in an effort to reach lower weight within the division.
However, drinking a large amount of liquid has the opposite effect and allows for fighters to be bulkier.
The weight would have been easy to drop overnight, ensuring the 31-year-old was fitter for Saturday night.
Fury's former trainer Ben Davison commented on how heavy he weighed and stated it was a 'manufactured weight'.
"Personally, I believe that was a manufactured weight on the scales. I don't believe he was that heavy," he told SunSport.
"I believe that was part of the mind games going on. I know Tyson, I know his body and I do not believe he was that heavy - in fact I know he was not that heavy.
"I believe his morning weight was more in the region of 18st 8lbs, 18st 9lbs. And obviously throughout the day as you're eating and drinking your weight will increase there.
"But I believe the weight he stopped on the scales at was manufactured weight all part of mind games - which he is the master of."
Fury's dominant victory handed Wilder the first defeat of his career, but 'The Bronze Bomber' has insisted his business with the Brit isn't over.
He has been handed a six week medical suspension but he told The Athletic on Monday evening that he'll be activating his rematch clause.
His team threw in the towel in the seventh round and it's an act that's infuriated Wilder.
Wilder told Boxing Scene: "It's a human, immediate reaction, like, 'I didn't wanna see you get hurt.'
"It may look a certain type of way, but when you're talking about a Deontay Wilder, I'm never out of a fight because of my tremendous power. We've seen that many a times. I'm never out of a fight. And I'd rather go out on my shield and my sword than anything."
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