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Deontay Wilder hitting the weights hard preparing for Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury boxing photo

By Max Schramm: Deontay Wilder is training hard in the weight room to increase his strength ahead of his trilogy match with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) showed off his bench press strength, benching 350 lbs, but not using the best form, unfortunately.

This emphasis by former WBC champion Wilder in building up his strength and weight would seem to be a reaction to Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) working hard on his strength training to bulk up.

Fury bulking up

Before Fury came down with COVID-19 that forced the postponement of the July 24th fight with Wilder, he looked considerably thinner than the 273 lbs he weighed a year ago.

The lower weight for Fury might have factored in with the rumors of him getting beaten up by his sparring partners Jared Anderson and Efe Ajagba during camp.

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury boxing photo

Fury seems to pack on weight much easier than Wilder, and he knows how to use his size advantage. For Wilder’s fight last year against Fury, he bulked up to 231 lbs from the 212 lbs he weight for his first contest against ‘The Gypsy King’ in 2018.

Wilder’s weights in the last six fights:

  • 231 – Tyson Fury
  • 219 1/2 – Luis Ortiz
  • 223 1/2 – Dominic Breazeale
  • 212 1/2 – Tyson Fury
  • 214 3/4 – Luis Ortiz
  • 220 3/4 – Bermane Stiverne

Wilder needs to make sure that all the weight lifting that he’s doing for the trilogy with Fury doesn’t slow him down, resulting in him being stationary.

Fury is counting on Wilder standing in front of him on October 9th so that he can utilize his weight advantage like last time.

Wilder and trainer Malik Scott have been using movement and combination punching in their mitt workouts, but it remains to be seen if that will work against Fury.

Tommy Fury: Tyson has got Wilder’s number

“Tyson is looking spectacular in training camp,” said Tommy Fury to Fighthype in giving an update for Fury. “He’s fit, and he’s healthy and ready to go. Tyson has got Wilder’s number.

“He’s already done him in twice. It’s going to be the same story come October 9th. Tyson is like myself.

“He’s cool, calm, relaxed, and can’t wait to get in there. Wilder is what he is. He’s a devastating puncher. Tyson knows that. Once you’ve got somebody’s number, it’s very hard to get rid of it, as we all know.

I think it ends the same way. I think it ends quicker this time. I think five rounds he’ll get him out of there this time,” said Tommy Fury.

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