WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Champion Tyson Fury both weighed heavier on Friday ahead of their rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this evening.
Wilder weighed a career-high 231 pounds when he stepped on the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s scale. Wilder weighed only 212½ pounds, the WBC heavyweight champion’s lowest weight since his pro debut in November 2008, the day before he fought Fury in December 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Wilder’s previous high was 229 pounds, for victories over Eric Molina and Damon McCreary in June 2015 and September 2012, respectively.
Fury [29-0-1, 20 KOs] weighed 273 pounds, 16½ pounds more than the 256½ pounds he officially weighed for their first fight. The most he has weighed for pro fight is 276 pounds, for his comeback bout against Sefer Seferi in June 2018.
This is Wilder’s 11th defense of the WBC title he won by beating Bermane Stiverne by unanimous decision in their 12-rounder five years ago at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Below are the official weights for the three pay-per-view undercard fights:
Tyson Fury 273 lbs vs. Deontay Wilder 231lbs
(Fury’s Lineal and Wilder’s WBC World Heavyweight Championship — 12 Rounds)
Charles Martin 254 lbs vs. Gerald Washington 236.5 lbs
(IBF Heavyweight World Title Eliminator— 12 Rounds)
Emanuel Navarrete 122 lbs vs. Jeo Santisima 122 lbs
(Navarrete’s WBO Junior Featherweight World Title — 12 Rounds
Sebastian Fundora 153.5 lbs vs. Daniel Lewis 153 lbs
(Super Welterweight — 10 Rounds.