Without Keith Idec
LOS ANGELES – The champion was always, and the obese person was obese, on the Friday scale at a lighter weight than they were for their previous battles.
Deontay Wilder stressed Friday at 212½ pounds for his defense of cluster pressure weight title against Tyson Fury on Saturday night at the Staples Center. The 6-foot Wilder was two lighter than he was pushing in for his 10th round stop from Luis Ortiz on March 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (214).
Wilder's weight has not been low since he reaches the scale in 207 ¼ pounds for his first concert in November 2008. The incredible championweight pressure for the Ortiz battle was the lowest Wilder since his second time, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native came into 213 pounds.
Officially the 6-foot Fury 9 pushed 256½ pounds from Friday when the California State Athletic Commission graded slightly outside the Los Angeles Convention Center. That is the smallest Fury who has pushed for anyone of three fighting since he came back from a 2½ year layoff.
The old IBF / IBO / WBA / WBO promoted a balloon to around 400 pounds during her hiatus. He asked for treatment for alcoholism, silence and depression during his time off boxing.
Fury fell in 276 pounds before his four-round gaming Sefer Seferi (23-2-1, 21 KO) of Switzerland on June 9 in Manchester, England.
The first fight marked by Fury since Wladimir Klitschko was frightened by a unanimous decision to win the four titles that eventually became vacant without giving Klitschko to the re-exchange work immediately he owed him. Fury emphasized in 247 pounds for the Klitschko battle in November 2015.
Manchester's native 18-year-old was lighter (258) for his fight two months after defeating Seferi. Easy to box Francesco Pianeta of Italy (35-5-1, 21 KOs) on his way to win an unanimous decision on August 10 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The 33-year-old Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is a bit favored to defeat Fury (27-0, 19 KO) 30 in the main Showtime Pay-Per-View card event ($ 74.99 in HD) .
Earlier on Friday, Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KO), from Accokeek, Maryland, 154-pound IBF / IBO / WBA champion, was weighed in 152½ pounds for his defensive title defense against the gentlemen and Jason Welborn (24 -6, 7 KOs) is considered. 32-year-old Welborn also pushed 152½ tonnes for his shot at Hurd, 28, in the wrestling battle of Showtime telecasting.
Cuba Ortiz (29-1, 25 KOs, 2 NC) attacked the CSAC on 241 pounds for its 10-minute fight against Travis Kauffman (32-2, 23 KOs, 1 CC). Kauffman, 32, from Reading, Pennsylvania, pushed 229 pounds for fighting possibly changing a career against 39-year-old Ortiz.
Before Ortiz and Kauffman pressed in, Joe Joyce (6-0, 6 KOs) of Britain's heavyweight investment, 6-foot-6, 33-year-old came on 262 pounds for his 10-round against Joe Hanks. The 6-foot-4 Hanks (23-2, 16 KOs), a 35-year-old veteran from Newark, New Jersey, pressed 247 ½ pounds for the opening of Telecastled Showtime, Saturday (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT).
Keith Idec is a superintendent / columner for BoxingScene.com. It can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.