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Both Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder Weigh In Heavier For Upcoming Rematch

Both Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder Weigh In Heavier For Upcoming Rematch

Both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have tipped the scales at a heavier weight than when they initially clashed in their 2018 blockbuster fight.

The two heavyweight titans will once again trade blows when they meet inside the squared circle on Saturday in Las Vegas.

And both fighters took to the scales for Friday's weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena ahead of their forthcoming showdown.

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Brit superstar Fury, who hasn't fought since his victory over Otto Wallin last September, hit the scales first and came in at 273lbs (19st 7lb).

The 31-year-old 'Gypsy King' weighed 256.5lbs when he first clashed with Wilder at the Staples Center in LA.

WBC champ Wilder took to the scales after his fierce rival and came in at 231lbs (16st 7lb).

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The 34-year-old American star, who secured a stunning knockout victory over Luis Ortiz last November, weighed in at 212.5lbs for his 2018 showdown with Fury.

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And the 'Gypsy King' confirmed ahead of the weigh-in that he would come into the rematch carrying more weight.

"I'm already a fat man waiting to jump out of these clothes," he told DAZN.

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"I could go up to whatever weight I want to. We're all fat in my family. Everyone's fat. Me mother's fat, me father's fat and all me brothers are fat. So, we are a fat family, and I don't need to put weight on -- I just need to lose it all the time.

"So, rather than losing it, getting right down to 250, I'm just going to stay at what I'm naturally at ... rather than getting it down lower.

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"Just being a natural heavyweight, and I'm a natural, much bigger man than Deontay Wilder, anyway.

"I think it helps give you more punch resistance, being heavier.

"You can take a better shot when you're heavier, more fat on you. Obviously, it's better for pushing and shoving, and more weight equals the opponent gets tired quick."

Wilder, who will defend the WBC championship for the 11th time, has vowed to retire if Fury lives up to his second-round KO prediction.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Boxing, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder

Adnan Riaz

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