Deontay Wilder actually lost weight between the weigh-ins and fight night
One of the biggest advantages for heavyweights in boxing is the fact that weight-cutting is not an issue
Neither Tyson Fury nor Deontay Wilder needed to cut any weight for their WBC heavyweight title fight last weekend and there was a curious quirk of weight come fight night.
Fury, who had undergone a remarkable body transformation after initially ballooning up to 400lbs during his time away from the ring, weighed in at 256.5lbs and 'The Gypsy King' found Wilder's weight hilarious as the American came in at just 212.5lbs.
In an attempt to address the health implications of drastic weight cuts, the California State Athletic Commission has recently been releasing official fight night weights as well as weigh-in results, and the CSAC now makes recommendations to fighters for whom the difference is significant.
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Wilder has nothing to worry about in that regard because he strangely weighed lighter on Saturday night than he did on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.
'The Bronze Bomber' weighed in at 209.4lbs on fight night, meaning he'd somehow lost 3lbs in the 24 hours when most fighters are attempting to get as big as possible.
Wilder couldn't explain how he managed that but his insistence on sporting a mask and his refusal to take off his sweatpants on Friday may be the reason.