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Tyson Fury will weigh in close to 300lbs for his third fight with Deontay Wilder this weekend after packing on some serious muscle.
The Gypsy King defends his WBC heavyweight title against the man he took it off in February 2020 after a truly dominant performance.
Fury had gone on record to say he expected to tip the scales at 300lbs and though he might be slightly off with his prediction, his trainer Sugarhill Steward has revealed he will be 20lbs heavier than the last time the two men met in Las Vegas.
But the 6ft9 fighter hasn't seen his weight balloon like it has previously due to inactivity, instead it's muscle that has made him more than a stone heavier and stronger than ever.
"It’s not going to be 300 pounds, it’s probably going to be like 290 or something but not 300 exactly," Sugarhill told Vegas Insider.
"Heavier than last time by 20 pounds or so, why not?
"He’s training with that weight, he’s built up. It’s not like he’s just putting on fat, it’s building up muscles.
"The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger."
In the second fight with Wilder, Fury, in his first bout since switching trainers, put it on the Bronze Bomber and inflicted all sorts of punishment on him.
His size, movement and boxing intelligence meant Wilder's threat was completely negated.
Not only that, he completely destroyed the Alabama boxer and dropped him twice before Wilder's corner threw the towel in during the seventh round.
It was Wilder's first loss in 44 fights and Fury says his game plan will be exactly the same in the trilogy bout.
"It’s no secret what I’m gonna do. I’m just gonna go out there and blitz him," Fury told talkSPORT.
“There’s gonna be no stopping me on the night. The only thing that’s gonna stop me is getting knocked spark out.
“But apart from that, I’m gonna annihilate him. That’s all I’m thinking about.
“I’m literally gonna set about him.
"Saying I’m gonna ‘beat’ somebody or ‘set about’ them – it’s two different words, isn’t it?
“I’m just gonna set about him from round one and I’m not gonna stop."
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