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Wilder, Fury add weight in settling unfinished rivalry

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posted February 21, 2020 at 10:47 am

Manila Standard Digital

https://manilastandard.net/sports/sports-headlines/318164/wilder-fury-add-weight-in-settling-unfinished-rivalry.html

By Ponciano \”John\” Melo Jr.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — While there is no limit in the heavyweight division, both Deontay ‘Bronze Boomer’ Wilder and Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury decided to go heavier on their much-awaited clash at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas come Saturday night.
The WBC heavyweight champ Wilder weighed in at 231 pounds while the lineal heavyweight champ Fury is at a massive 273 pounds.
Wilder, who is targeting his 11th successive title defense put 10.5 pounds more compared to when he fought Luis Ortiz last November. The 6’7” American also played the villain’s role during the weigh-in as he received boos from the crowd in attendance.
On the other hand, the 6’9” Gypsy King Fury added 27 pounds after his fight with Otto Wallin last September where he overcame a cut above his right eye to remain unbeaten.

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Iron Mike signs to smash Jake Paul in a pro bout

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Jake Paul, Nate Diaz agree to a 10-round boxing match

Despite the 31 years old gap, heavyweight legend Mike Tyson (50 – 6) officially signed a contract for 8 rounds professional fight against the 27-year old youtuber Jake Paul (9 – 1).

Nakisa Bidarian, Most Valuable Promotions founder, announced last April 29, 2024 that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation approved the fight with two minutes per round in 14-ounce gloves. This is not an exhibition fight

“I get up in the morning and do the real work. Then I go to the gym; I go to strength and conditioning. Then I start all over again,”Tyson said in his preparation for the upcoming fight vs Jake on July 20, 2024 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas.

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Saudi Arabia brews Canelo vs Crawford to repair alleged ‘Broken Boxing’

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Boxing's pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez to make boxing return in September

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) believes Canelo Alvarez (61-2-2) vs Terrence Crawford (40 – 0) will fix the alleged “broken boxing sport.”

The GEA is a department in the Saudi Arabia government that regulates and promotes their entertainment industry.

There are reports that the super mega-fight will happen in December 2024 or January 2025 in Saudi Arabia.

It can be recalled that Floyd Mayweather’s match with Manny Pacquiao remains the biggest-selling boxing pay-per-view in the history of the sport. However they are already retired. as of this writing

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Usyk relentlessly ravages Tyson Fury in round 9

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The Ukrainian heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk dethroned the “Gypsy King” as he ravaged Tyson Fury in round 9 at Kingdom Arena in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last May 18,2024.

The undisputed heavyweight Usyk maintained his undefeated record of 22-0. Fury on the other hand tasted his first defeat of 34-1-1.

The action-packed fight between Fury and Usyk resulted in a split decision. Judge Manuel Oliver Palermo gave 115–112 for Usyk, judge Craig Metcalfe tallied 114–113 for Fury, while judge Mike Fitzgerald scored it with 114–113 for Usyk.

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