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The Brilliant Trick Tyson Fury Used To Look Heavier At Deontay Wilder Weigh-In

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 back in February.

SunSport reported 'The Gypsy King' and his new training team ensured Fury drank a large amount of water to weigh-in heavier.

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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 the bout 24 hours later.

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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.

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"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.

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"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' insisted his business with the Brit isn't over.

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A third bout is currently scheduled for this year and a date of December 19 has recently been mooted.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Top Rank executive Brad Jacobs said: "We are focusing on December 19 and are hoping that, by then, we are back to a nearly normal situation.

"That may be a 50 per cent capacity.

"We are looking all over the world, at this point, for the best location for this event. That will be narrowed down and we'll see where it takes us."

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Who do you think will win the trilogy bout, Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.