Tyson Fury will carry a 39-pound weight advantage into the ring when he meets Deontay Wilder for a third time Saturday night for Fury vs. Wilder 3.
Fury (30-0-1), a two-time world heavyweight boxing champion, tipped the scales at 277 pounds Friday at the event’s official weigh-ins. Wilder (42-1-1) weighed in at 238 pounds.
“Look at the state of him,” Fury said. “His heart’s rattling now. His balls have shrunk up inside of him. There’s a man here that’s going to annihilate you, dosser. Me. The Gypsy King. Tyson Fury’s the name and f*cking fighting’s the game.
“I can’t wait for Saturday night. I’m going to really severely damage him. He’ll be unrecognizable after the fight.”
Fury and Wilder have fought twice before, with their first meeting in 2018 ending in a split draw and Fury winning the rematch in 2020 via seventh-round TKO.
Fury weighed 256.5 pounds for the first fight and 273 pounds for the second, while Wilder tipped the scales at 212.5 pounds and 231 pounds respectively for the two contests.
“I’m bench-pressing over 350 so no matter what weight he’s coming in, I can lay on my back and lift him,” said Wilder. “So it won’t be none of that rushing me and putting all this weight on me.
“We have rejuvenated myself. We reinvented myself. Redemption is upon us. And I can’t wait to show the world what I’m all about. I’m reintroducing myself to the world as Deontay Wilder.”
Fury vs. Wilder 3 takes place Saturday, October 9, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Complete Fury vs. Wilder 3 weigh-in results for the main card can be seen below. Video of the proceedings can be watched here.
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 9 p.m. ET)
Tyson Fury (277) vs. Deontay Wilder (238)
Robert Helenius (246) vs. Adam Kownacki (258)
Efe Ajagba (237) vs. Frank Sanchez (240)
Jared Anderson (240) vs. Vladimir Tereshkin (256)