TravelerKai said:You do not want to be "too lean" for this particular fight.... Wilder is big and extremely strong. He is going to need some mass to hang on if he gets tagged a few times in a bad streak. He isn't Floyd and can avoid 85%+ of the opponents punches.
Wilder also likes to grab the opponents lead hand and punch. So he is going to need some additional mass to avoid getting his hands pulled down.
The only way that will backfire on him is if it slows him down so much that he loses his speed advantage over Wilder.
It`s his conditioning I`m thinking about when I say he`s a bit too chubby. He needs to be able to go 12 rounds at a decent pace to win this one.
I believe this fight will most likely come to a decision. Maybe a tentative start from Wilder...but his team are aware of the danger in losing the first 4-5 rounds. Then you`re in a situation where you have to look for a KO, which is not easy against Fury. My prediction is a points win for Fury, if the judges are fair.