Boxing: Wilder vs Fury II

It's done: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II rises from Saturday to Sunday at night.  At the official weighing, the two met for the last time before their fight.

Heavyweight Showdown Deontay Wilder vs.  Tyson Fury II - Results from Official Weighing

On Sunday morning in German time, around 5:45 a.m., the long-awaited rematch between WBC world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury takes place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  After the two separated on December 1, 2018 with a controversial draw, the fronts are now to be clarified.  There were no major surprises for the official weighing.

Tyson Fury was the first of the two heavyweights to make his way to the scales with thunderous cheers from the masses.  In contrast to the reigning WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, who set off to the stage with boos.

First of all, the undefeated, former united and reigning linear world champion Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) went over the scales.  At 273 pounds, which is equivalent to 123.8 kg, Fury was a good 8 kg heavier than when the two heavyweight sizes first met.  But Fury sees no disadvantage in his “273 pound finest British beef”, as he said in the interview afterwards.

Reigning WBC champion Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) weighed in at 231 pounds (104.8 kg).  Wilder therefore weighs significantly more than in the first fight of the two heavyweights (96.4 kg in the first fight).  In the subsequent "Face to Face" the two rivals separated several meters "safety distance".

In the second heavyweight hit of the evening, ex-world champion Charles Martin and ex-World Cup challenger Gerald Washington will be ranked second in the IBF world rankings and thus an upcoming world championship fight again.  When officially weighing, Charles Martin (27-2-1, 24 KOs) weighed 254 pounds (115.2 kg), whereas Gerald Washington (20-3-1, 13 KOs) weighed 236.5 pounds (107.3  kg) was a lot easier.

For Emanuel Navarette (30-1, 26 KOs) and Jeo Santisima (19-2, 16 KOs), the WBO World Superbantamweight Championship is at stake.  Both boxers were easily in the limit at the official weighing.  Defending champion Navarrete weighed 122 pounds, which is 55.33 kg.  Challenger Santisima also weighed 55.33 kg.

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