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Fury says weight won’t be an advantage against Wilder in heavyweight blockbuster

Tyson Fury is not relying on his size advantage ahead of his fight with Deontay Wilder.

Fury’s trainer Sugarhill Steward has suggested that the 33-year-old WBC champion could weigh in at close to 300lbs for Saturday’s fight, compared to the 19st 7lbs he weighed for their February 2020 clash.

The 6ft 9in champion also has a couple of inches height advantage over the 35-year-old American, but Fury does not think the difference will necessarily be decisive.

“It doesn’t matter – weight, size, anything like that to beat anybody,” Fury said to Sky Sports.

“You can weigh 14 stone and knock a man spark out, a 25 stone man. It doesn’t really matter, the weight.

“I’m not aiming for a specific weight.

“I’m just eating plenty of food. I’ve trained hard enough and that’s it.

“Whatever I weigh in on the night, I weigh in at.”

Fury is yet to suffer defeat in the ring, and he is not contemplating a loss on Saturday, saying: “Failure is not an option. I’ve just got to go in there and do what I do best. That’s it. No more, no less.

“What’s meant to be in life, will be and what’s not meant to be, won’t be.

“I’m going in there, I’ve done all my training, the rest is in God’s hands.

“Fate will be fate. You can’t escape it, no matter what we do in life.

“Everything happens in life for a reason and I’ve come this far, and I’m still continuing up this road, so we’ll see where it takes me.”

“It doesn’t matter – weight, size, anything like that to beat anybody,” Fury said to Sky Sports.

“You can weigh 14 stone and knock a man spark out, a 25 stone man. It doesn’t really matter, the weight.

“I’m not aiming for a specific weight.

“I’m just eating plenty of food. I’ve trained hard enough and that’s it.

“Whatever I weigh in on the night, I weigh in at.”

Fury is yet to suffer defeat in the ring, and he is not contemplating a loss on Saturday, saying: “Failure is not an option. I’ve just got to go in there and do what I do best. That’s it. No more, no less.

“What’s meant to be in life, will be and what’s not meant to be, won’t be.

“I’m going in there, I’ve done all my training, the rest is in God’s hands.

“Fate will be fate. You can’t escape it, no matter what we do in life.

“Everything happens in life for a reason and I’ve come this far, and I’m still continuing up this road, so we’ll see where it takes me.”

Credit: DAZN

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