Deontay Wilder weighs 214 , Robert Helenius weighs 253

Deontay Wilder clearly decided that the extra weight wouldn’t help him in the ring.

The former heavyweight title holder weighed in at 214 ½ pounds for his pay-per-view bout with veteran Robert Helenius on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

It was Wilder’s lowest weight since his first fight with Tyson Fury in 2018, when he weighed 212½. The 6-foot-7 Alabaman weighed 238 in his career in his third meeting with Fury a year ago, a match he lost by knockout in the 11th round.

Helenius weighs 253¼, the heaviest he’s weighed since he entered at the age of 262¼ when he fought Ganzalo Omar Bazile in 2016. Helenius weighed 246 in his second bout with Adam Kownacki, a first-round knockout. six on the Wilder-Fury card a year ago.

In another standout on the card Saturday, former title holders Caleb Plant and Anthony Dirrell gave weight to their super-middleweight title remover. The tree weighs 167¼, Dirrell 167¾. The division limit is 168.

Additionally, Frank Sanchez and Carlos Negron weighed 247¾ and 244½ for their heavyweight bout respectively.

And the heavyweights are Gary Antonio Russell and Emmanuel Rodriguez weighing 116½ and 117¾. The division limit is 118.


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