Tyson Fury is hoping to bulk up and weigh in at a massive 300lbs for his fight with Deontay WIlder next month - the same weight as a fully grown gorilla, 900 bananas or a baby elephant.
The Gypsy King met Wilder at a prefer conference in Los Angeles earlier this week and discussed his preparation for the clash including his game plan, and even fired shots at his opponent's new head coach, Malik Scott.
However, fans were shocked about Tyson's weight goal, as the WBC world champion admitted that he wanted to weigh in even heavier than his previous two bouts against Wilder.
If Fury got to 300lbs, that's 30lbs more than he weighed in his 2020 rematch with Wilder, and 44lbs more than in 2018, reports the Daily Star.
“I anticipate it's going to be like an 18-wheeler running over somebody, and that's what you're gonna see,” Fury claimed.
"I’m building my weight up, trying to get up to 300lbs for this fight. Because I’m looking for a big knockout straight away.”
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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III is set to take place on July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles on the line.
It is set to be a night full of heavyweight action, with a handful of other bouts already booked on the undercard. Most notably, Robert Helenius will face Adam Kownacki in their highly anticipated rematch.
Helenius, a former opponent of Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte, defeated Kownacki via fourth-round knockout in March last year, despite entering the ring as a heavy underdog. The winner of the bout will likely become the mandatory challenger for Anthony Joshua’s WBA super championship belt.
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