When is the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder weigh-in?

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will get one final look each other TONIGHT as they take to the scales, with the Gypsy King planning a career-heaviest weight: But what time does the weigh-in start and how can you watch it?

  • Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder complete their trilogy on Saturday in Las Vegas 
  • But first, the long-term rivals will lock eyes once more in Friday night’s weigh-in 
  • Fury’s trainer SugerHill Steward says his fighter will carry an additional 20lbs
  • Wilder is also expected to weigh in heavier after his defeat in February 2020 

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will lock eyes for the final time before their eagerly-anticipated trilogy bout in Las Vegas as they take to the scales on Friday night. 

The pair will go head-to-head once more on Saturday night, having controversially drawn their first encounter in 2018, before Fury destroyed his American counterpart in seven brutal rounds last year.  

Both camps, who are supremely confident of getting the victory, have indicated this will likely be the final time the pair square off. 

But first, there is the small matter of the weigh-in, which will certainly offer some insight into just how the fight with play out. 

Fury’s trainer SugerHill Steward surprised many by recently stating his fighter will come in 20lbs heavier than their previous outing, in what would be a career-heaviest weigh-in. 

Meanwhile, Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel has promised his fighter will be physically much bigger and stronger for Saturday’s match-up. 

With the intriguing spectacle swiftly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know. 

Tyson Fury (left) and Deontay Wilder (right) will fight for a third time on Saturday night

Fury is looking to keep hold of the WBC strap he won against Wilder back in February last year

Fury and Wilder will weigh-in on Friday, October 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, the venue in which the Gypsy King claimed his historic victory last year. 

The pair are expected to take to the scales at around 10pm BST, or 2pm local time. 

The long-term rivals will then recuperate for the main event, which takes place slightly over 24 hours latter on Saturday night, or 5am on Sunday morning for those in the UK.   

How to watch the weigh-in?

Unlike the fight itself, the weigh-in will be broadcast for free, with BT Sport showing it live on their YouTube channel. 

BT TV subscribers will also be able to watch the action on BT Sport 2, which is channel 414 on Sky and 528 for Virgin Media customers. 

Sportsmail will also be running a live blog, so you can keep up-to-date with us. 

What did they weigh last time out? 

Fury has been considerably heavier than Wilder in both of their two bouts to date. 

In their rematch, the Gypsy King came in at 273lb (19.5 stone), which somewhat dwarfed the frame of Wilder, who came in at 231lb (16.5 stone). 

Both fighters had put on weight since their first encounter nearly three years ago, where Fury came in at 256.5lb (18.3 stone), while Wilder was at just 212lbs (15.1 stone). 

As stated, both fighters are expected to put on weight once more as they take to the scales on Friday evening. 

Why does the weight matter?

Of course, in heavyweight boxing there is no maximum or minimum weight the fighters need to adhere to, but the numbers are still of high importance.   

For Fury, his weight gain between the pair’s first and second encounters proved a smart tactic. 

After shedding a significant amount of weight having blown up to 27 stone during his two-and-a-half absence from the ring, Fury came in light on his feet, looking to box and move his way to victory. 

After settling for a draw in the first encounter, Fury switched out trainer Ben Davison for Steward, subsequently gaining weight and taking the fight to Wilder, putting the American on the back-foot. 

Fury bullied Wilder during a highly impressive seven-round beat down in their rematch

He used his weight wisely, leaning on Wilder throughout and steadily tiring out his eventually exhausted opponent. 

The worry this time round, however, is that by putting on even more weight, Fury’s immense speed will be diminished, making him more susceptible to Wilder’s big right hand. 

As for Wilder, there’s no question he looked week in comparison to Fury in their rematch.     

He has been seen working hard in the gym throughout his preparation, with a bigger, stronger fighter expected to take to the scales on Friday.  

What has been said on the weights?

As stated, Fury’s trainer Steward has claimed his fighter will come in significantly heavier for the trilogy bout, insisting the weight gain will not be detrimental to his performance. 

Steward said: ‘It’s not going to be 300 pounds, it’s probably going to be like 290 or something but not 300 exactly.

‘Heavier than last time by 20 pounds or so, why not? The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger.

‘He’s training with that weight, he’s built up. It’s not like he’s just putting on fat, it’s building up muscles. The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger.’

Sugar Hill Steward (left) says the extra weight will pay off for Fury on Saturday night

Wilder has been working with former opponent Malik Scott (right) ahead of the trilogy

Meanwhile, Wilder’s manager Finkel insists his fighter is in the best condition of his career. 

‘Fury won’t want any more part of him after this,’ he told The Sun. ‘I guess I’ve been with him about 14 years now, and this is the best I’ve ever seen him.

‘From everything combined, including physical and mental. He’s stronger physically, mentally really focussed on this. I just don’t see how Deontay’s not going to knock him out this time.’

How to watch the fight itself

The fight will get underway at approximately 5am on Sunday morning, for those in the UK. 

The time of the main event will, of course, depend on the undercard action, which gets underway from around 12.30am.  

Fans will be able to watch the event live on BT Sport Box Office at a price of £24.95, which is available via BT TV, Virgin TV and Sky. 

It can also be streamed online via the BT Sport website and the Box Office app. 

Again, Sportsmail will be running a live blog, so you can keep up-to-date with us.  

Who is the favourite to win? 

Having dominated to a seventh-round stoppage victory over Wilder in their February 2020 rematch, it comes as no surprise that Fury is the overwhelming favourite to prevail once more among the bookies. 

The Gypsy King is at 1/3 to get the win, 3/1 via a decision and EVS by stoppage.  

Wilder is the significant underdog at 9/4 to emerge victorious, 22/1 on points and 11/4 by stoppage. Meanwhile, a draw is at 25/1. 

*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication.  

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