Deontay Wilder up to 232 lbs for fight against McCreary on Saturday
(Photo courtesy of Deontay Wilder) By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder (24-0, 24 KO’s) is packing on the pounds to fill out his physique so that he’s around the same weight as the super heavyweights in the division like the Klitschko brothers.
Wilder said on his twitter “In Cali eat’n getting ready4sat night&in the process of it I’m get’n fat I’m a whopping 232Ib now 245 here I come baby.”
Four years ago when the tall 6’7″ 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist for U.S turned pro he weighed only 208 lbs and looked rail thin. Wilder has since steadily packed on the muscle and he’s now up to 232 lbs for his fight tomorrow might against unbeaten Damon McCreary (14-0, 10 KO’s) at The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, United States.
That’s an excellent weight for Wilder, and he probably only needs to put on another 12 rounds to get to around 244 lbs, so that he can weigh the same as IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. He doesn’t need to weigh more than that. If Wilder gets up to 250 lbs like big heavyweight such as Tyson Fury and David Price, Wilder could end up sacrificing speed. I don’t want to see him slowing down like some of those guys. He’s perfect around the mid-230s to low 240s. That way his speed is still a big part of his game. He obviously needs a little more weight but not that nmuch.
McCreary is going to become Wilder’s 25th straight knockout win and it’s going to be nice to see Wilder adding to his impressive record. There honestly hasn’t been too many heavyweights that have started their career with a knockout string like Wilder’s.
I can’t remember one heavyweight that started out his career with 25 straight knockouts. That just shows you good Wilder is. He’s blasting through his opposition with few of his opponents making it past the 1st round because of his one-punch power. When Wilder hits you with his big right hand it’s all over. His power is truly devastating and he’s definitely on his way to a world title shot next year against one of the Klitschko brothers unless they choose to dodge him.