Watch from the practice court of Barclays Center as WBC world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, and his opponent Luis Ortiz weigh-in prior to their fight on March 3rd.
Wilder walked into Barclays Center at March 2nd’s weigh-in 27 pounds lighter than Luis Ortiz, as the WBC heavyweight champion tipped the scales at 214 pounds, the lowest he’s weighed since his second pro fight nearly a decade ago, and walked into his fight against Bermane Stiverne at 220 ¾ pounds.
The 38 year old southpaw, Ortiz, walked in at 241 ¼ pounds for his shot to become the first ever Cuban born world heavyweight champion.
When asked about the weight disparity between he and Ortiz, Wilder told Showtime’s Steve Farhood that “I’m gonna let the world know that weight don’t mean a thing. It’s all mental at the end of the day. Like I said, I’d rather be the part than look the part. I’ve showed y’all many a times that no matter what the weight is, I put these guys on they ass. And that’s what I come to do Saturday night.”
“Over and over again, all of my guys have out-weighed me. So that’s nothing. That’s nothing compared to where I came from. That’s nothing compared to where I’m going. So come Saturday night, y’all in for a treat, baby. I can’t wait.”
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