S Keith Idec
LOS ANGELES – Always slim champion and once-thick competitor scored on Friday on weightlifting scores as they had for previous matches.
Deontay Wilder weighed on Friday at £ 212 for his WBC heavy title defense against Tyson Fury on Saturday night at Staples Center. Wilder, 6 meters long, was two kilograms lighter than he was counting Luis Ortiz's 10-point stopover on March 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (214).
Wilder's weight was not so low as he scored 207.20 kilograms on his scale for his professional debut in November 2008. The weight of the outstanding champions for the Battle of Ortiz was the lowest of Wilder, since his second fight, for which Tuscaloosa, Alabama, came in 213 pounds.
The 6-meter veneer officially weighed 256.5 kilograms when he stepped into the US Athletics Committee's table outside the Los Angeles Convention Center. This is the least Fury he's struggling for one of his three fights since he returned from a 2½ year elimination.
The former IBF / IBO / WBA / WBO champion collected about 400 kilograms during his rest. At the time of his boxing, he was seeking treatment for alcoholism, cocaine addiction and depression.
Fur crossed 276 kilograms before fourteen stopovers by Swiss Sefer Seferi (23-2-1, 21 KOs) on June 9 in Manchester, England.
This was marked by the first Fury fight, because Wladimir Klitschku unanimously decided to win four titles that he finally missed without allowing Klitschku to immediately repair him. Fury weighed in 247 pounds for Klitschko's fight in November 2015.
The mother tongue in Manchester was two months after he defeated the Seferie and had 18 pounds lighter (258). Francesco Pianeta (35-5-1, 21 KOs) easily set out on his way to winning the 10-round unanimous decision on August 18 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
33-year-old Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is somewhat able to beat the 30-year-old Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) in the main case of the showtime pay-per-view card ($ 74.99 in HD).
Last Friday, the IBF / IBO / WBA 154-pound Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) from Accokeek, Maryland, had 152-kilogram career for his own defensive headline against Jason Welborne (24 -6, 7 KOs ). 32-year-old Welborn weighed 152.5 kilograms, as well as his shotgun in Hurdu, 28 years old, in the sophisticated battle of the show Showtime.
Cuba Ortiz (29-1, 25 KOs, 2 NC) stepped into the CSAC rank of 241 kilograms for a 10-round fight against Travis Kauffman (32-2, 23 KOs, 1 NC). 32-year-old Kauffman from Reading, Pennsylvania, weighed 229 pounds for a potential career change against the 39-year-old Ortiz.
6-meter, 6-meter, and 33-year-old British heavyweight Joe Joyce (6-0, 6 KOs) were in front of Ortiz and Kauffman, reaching 262 kilograms for 10 meters against Joe Hanks. Hanks (23-2, 16 KOs), a 35-year veteran from Newark, New Jersey, weighed 247 pounds on Saturday night (9 ET / 6 hours PT) to open the Showtime television series.
Keith Idec is a senior writer / columnist for BoxingScene.com. You can reach it on Twitter @Idekboxing.