Tyson Fury Set To Put On Weight For Deontay Wilder Rematch
Tyson Fury could enter his rematch with Deontay Wilder at 19st according to his dad John.
The 31-year-old defeated Otto Wallin in September at a much trimmer weight of 18st 1lbs, but his dad wasn't a fan.
Fury and Wilder are set to clash for a second time on February 22 and many will be shocked to hear of the proposed weight gain.
Fury Sr told The Sun following other on Tommy Fury's victory over the weekend:
"Well back in September in his last fight, we have seen what adjustments needed to be made and in a big way.
"But Tyson this time, don't forget, he will be a different fighter. He will be weighing in heavier; closer to his weight.
"He's six foot nine; he can carry close to 18st 10lbs, even 19 stone. But once he drops that seven or eight pounds the power seems to go with it."
In the first Wilder fight, Fury weighed 18st 4lbs so it'd likely be coupled with a change of strategy in the ring.
He went on to say 'The Gypsy King' was 'ripping bodies in half' when carrying the extra weight.
"But up at 18st 12lbs, I had him on the pads last week and he was ripping my body in half.
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"When Tyson went the first time [against Wilder], a welterweight could have hit harder and he couldn't beat him then.
"But Tyson is working on technique now with Sugar Hill to knock this man out."
Fury split with former trainer Ben Davison earlier this month and his dad thinks it was a poor pairing.
Obviously it's not gonna stop until there's an answer, Tyson and myself had to both make decisions for our careers, which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end, HOWEVER, we remain friends and he will SMASH the DOSSER!!
- Ben Davison (@BenDavison_) December 15, 2019
"If he keeps hold of that team, that whole team, they will cost him his career. Ben Davidson and everyone."
The Wilder rematch is reportedly on the beginning of the duo's tussles in 2020.
Promoter Frank Warren exclusively told talkSPORT last week:
"Tyson is going to be back in the ring with Wilder on February 22.
"Deontay Wilder is going around saying he's fought all the best heavyweights..."
"Breazeale is average at best and Luis Ortiz is... 145 years old!" :eyes:@Tyson_Fury lays it on @BronzeBomber ahead of the rematch :joy: #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/vigR2xIITU
- Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) December 19, 2019
"And they will fight again, irrespective of who wins, in the summer.
"So that, at the moment, is all tied up."
It will be interesting to see if they square off again should either man win the second bout and preserve their undefeated records.
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