TYSON FURY plans to weigh a whopping 300lbs for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder next month.
The Gypsy King will renew his rivalry with the American on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury beefed up considerably ahead of his rematch with The Bronze Bomber last February, tipping the scales at 273lbs, but plans to be even heavier third time around.
During Tuesday’s pre-fight press conference, he said: “I gave my game plan away the first time because he wasn’t good enough to do anything about it.
“And I’ll do the same thing this time because he’s not good enough to do anything about it.
“Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony. He’s got one-punch power, we all know that – great.
“But what I’m going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I’m going to run him over as if I’m an 18-wheeler and he’s a human being.
“I guarantee he does not go past where he did before [the seventh round].
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“Because before, I only had five or six weeks practicing what I’m going to do to him. This time, I’ve had 18 months of practicing what I’m going to do to him.
“So I anticipate it’s going to be like an 18-wheeler running over somebody, and that’s what you’re gonna see.
“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.”
Three hundred pounds – which is just a little over 21.4stone – is the same weight as a fully-grown gorilla.
And it’s also the equivalent of two Phil Fodens stepping on the scales.
Fury’s size and aggression proved to be key in his seventh-round TKO victory over the Wilder in Sin City.
And his plan to add more size is clearly a bid to increase the stopping power of his punches.
Fury vs Wilder III came to fruition last month after an American judge ordered the pair to trade heavy leather again.
And Fury can’t help but wonder if Wilder’s heart is truly in their third tussle.
He said: “I don’t believe he’s mentally, physically or emotionally involved in this fight, and I think he’s doing it for the wrong reasons.
“And when people do things for the wrong reasons, they always wind up getting hurt. We’ll see on fight night if I’m a man of my word and if I can run him over quicker than round seven. And I think I do.
Wilder, 35, didn’t answer a single question during the presser, a silence that has Fury convinced he’s not mentally recovered his first professional loss.
The WBC champ said: “It shows how weak of a mental person he is.
“It shows how much the beating from the last fight has taken an emotional and physical effect on his life.
“I was worried about Deontay Wilder for quite a while after the defeat I gave him.
“Obviously he’s doing his little thing with his earphones on and he doesn’t want to answer any questions, that’s up to him.
“I’m here to promote a fight and talk to the press – what I always do.
“So if Deontay Wilder doesn’t want to commit to this press conference, then I’ll take his part.
“I’ll play a double character if you want?
“I’m quite good at this role-playing stuff so I’ll be both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and we’ll play a little game.”
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk