fixing weight at Weigh-Ins? has it been done? FURY

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  1. bruce_keyes

    bruce_keyes Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fury weighs 254 supposedly. has there ever been instances where a fighters weight has been rigged? Fury looked heavier than 254. something doesn't make sense. Rigging the weight would suggest to the opponent you are in tremendous shape and perhaps can give a psychological edge.
     
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    bruce_keyes Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Boon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Personally, I firmly believe this happens especially with fighters who have huge backing (Matchroom, Canelo etc.).

    Electronic scales are very easy to fix. All you need is a guy to install a little bit of software and a remote switch. Just a little bit of trickery.
     
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  4. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It was done in the weighing of Arturo Gatti-Joey Gamache fight.
    Arturo Gatti just as much as stepped onto the scales for a milli-second and came right off and the commission ruled he was on weight.



    Gatti mentioned Oscar Delahoya in that interview because Delahoya was headling the card where Gatti fought Gamache and Delahoya did the same thing Arturo Gatti did, he jumped right on and off the scales before the scales could be properly read by anyone and yet the NYSAC let it ride as surely those rascals were bought off.
    In DLH's case he hadn't trained properly and was fighting a second tier fighter in a tuneup where he was allowed to get away with what he did.
     
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  5. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Active Member Full Member

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    Fury still looks quite a way short of his Klitschko weight. Unless of course, his grotesque weight gain has simply messed with his body and metabolism
     
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    Manu Vatuvei Active Member Full Member

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    Fury consistently weighs (or allegedly weighs) less than he looks, it’s weird.

    I compare him to the lock forwards in rugby union who are around his height or a bit shorter. The elite locks are all pretty lean and lanky and weigh between 260-280. Fury looks fatter and heftier than any of them but weighs less. I don’t get it.
     
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    bruce_keyes Well-Known Member Full Member

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    he was 243 I believe for Klitschko... he was super fast, probably his best shape... if he could get down to that weight again for Wilder, it's a wrap!
     
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    Manu Vatuvei Active Member Full Member

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    Fury was in good shape vs Klitschko, but still looked waaaay more than the listed weight
     
  9. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sky Sports announced Fury's weight before there was any footage or official announcement of his weight......

    That struck me as very odd.....
     


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