Fury plays down weight speculation

08 October 2021 23:21:22 GMTPlus11
Fury takes on Wilder on Saturday in Vegas

WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury claimed to be unperturbed by talk surrounding his physical condition, in the lead-up to Saturday night's big title fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.

The British fighter is 1.33 to prevail in the pair's upcoming third face-off, having defeated the American last February following an initial draw in 2018, while Wilder is 3.40 to win.

Fury brushed off any concerns about his condition, telling reports: "It doesn't matter - weight, size, anything like that to beat anybody.

"You can weigh 14 stone and knock a man spark out, a 25 stone man. It doesn't really matter, the weight."

I've just got to go in there and do what I do best.

Tyson Fury

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Fury weighted in at 19 stone 7 lbs for his rematch victory, an increase of 16.5 lbs from the opening bout. Wilder, on the other hand, tipped the scales at a career-record 16 stone 7 lbs ahead of his second-fight defeat.

In September, a near-19 lb weight disadvantage did little to halt Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk on his charge to a title-stealing win by unanimous decision over Anthony Joshua.

Keen to avoid the same fate as his compatriot, Fury added that to fail was "not an option".

He added: "I've just got to go in there and do what I do best. That's it. No more, no less."

The undefeated Wythenshawe-born slugger has a professional reaccord of 30 wins - 21 by knockout - and a sole draw from 31 fights.

Alabama native Wilder's previous draw and loss to Fury are the only blots on his impressive copybook; the Bronze Bomber has won each of his 41 other professional bouts by knockout.

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