Deontay Wilder responds to concerns about weight loss before the cycle returns

Deontay Wilder is expected to return to the ring next weekend, when he faces Robert Helenius on October 15, but concerns about the American’s weight have raised a few concerns ahead of time. his return.

Wilder weighed in on his final fight, a three-part bout against Tyson Fury, at a career-high 238lbs, under the guidance of new coach Malik Scott. A year later and Wilder is on track to return to his ring but looks noticeably smaller in the frame.

The Express said how Wilder dismissed these concerns and said he and his team are not worried about his weight going into the fight.

“My weight is not going to be something we worry about in this match or in the future. We put on a lot of weight in the last match, but it’s about the expectation of seeing my body a certain way and I’m also interested in seeing my frame in some way. .

But at this point, I’ll go back to what I’m used to and what’s comfortable for me and what’s comfortable for my body frame and that would be around 220lbs or maybe under. “

The former WBC heavyweight world champion thinks he and his teammates have learned from mistakes in the previous match, where they can become too obsessed with being as strong as possible.

“It was an experiment that I wanted to try and we did what we had to do to get in the weight and it was an experience in the history books from me.

The only way to be wise is to apply knowledge to life and we have gained a lot of knowledge from that and now we know what to do to stay ahead.”

The lower weight makes sense considering how quickly Wilder seemed to tire in his final bout. Scott has clearly tried to get back to basics with the Olympic bronze medalist and reduce his reliance on Wilder’s ‘equalizing right hand’.

If Wilder comes to Helenius this weekend, we can expect his name to be mentioned in some potential big fights in 2023.


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