Deontay Wilder crashes Tyson Fury’s weigh-in, argues with John Fury
By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder crashed Tyson Fury’s weigh-in on Friday for his fight this Saturday night against Francesco Pianeta. Repeatedly shouting, “Bomb squad,” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) wound up having words with Fury’s father John Fury, who told him to “shut up.” John was eventually pulled away from Wilder. The incident looked staged.
It’s unclear why Tyson didn’t get in Wilder’s face because that’s the guy that he should have. Wilder is hoping to face Fury in November in Las Vegas. Wilder wants to start hyping the fight starting with him getting in Fury’s face this Saturday night after his fight with Pianeta at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Fury, 29, weighed in at 258 pounds, and looked fat around the waist. Despite Fury’s weight being 18 pounds less than what he weighed in his comeback fight against Sefer Seferi at 276 pounds on June 9, he still looked to be carrying around too much fat. Just looking at Fury’s physique, he appears to be around 20 to 25 pounds too heavy.
In taking off all the weight that he’s put on in the 2 ½ years that he was out of the ring. Pianeta, 33, weighed in at 254 ½ pounds. This is a career-high weight for Pianeta, who has never looked this fat before. Pianeta, 6’5”, looks like he’s backed off from training since losing his last fight to little known Petar Milas by a 10. Pianeta’s weight is 12 pounds heavier than the 242 pounds he weighed for his last fight against Petar Milas
Tony Bellew thinks Fury won’t last longer than three rounds when/if he faces Wilder later this year. Bellew believes it’s too soon for Fury to be taking on a talented heavyweight like Wilder. If Fury faces Wilder later this year, it would be just his third fight in his comeback.
”He is definitely not ready for Deontay Wilder,” Bellew said to skysports.com. “I don’t think he’d ever beat Wilder,” said Bellew. “Styles make fights but when you’re talking about Wilder, no-one knows what he is going to do – because he doesn’t know either.”
The 6’9” Fury would have a two inch height and two inch reach advantage over the 6’7” Wilder, but that wouldn’t be enough to dominate on size alone like he’s been doing his entire career. Fury usually has a big size advantage over his opponents. In the one fight in which Fury didn’t have a big size advantage against the 6’6” Wladimir Klitschko, he was dealing with a timid fighter that was afraid to throw punches for fear of being countered. Wilder isn’t afraid to let his punches go. He would be willing to risk missing one of his powerful right hands in a fight against Fury.
When Wilder misses one of his right hand bombs, he reloads from in close and fires shots. Wladimir was never schooled to fight in this manner. When he would miss with one of his right hands or left hooks, he would simply grab Fury and wait for the referee to break them. Fury spent most of the fight with Wladimir leaning backwards with his head over the ropes to keep from getting hit with head shots. This had an effect to where Wladimir wasn’t willing to throw shots because he lacked the confidence that he would land.