Deontay Wilder is heading into his October 15 fight with Robert Helenius having undergone a stunning body transformation.
The American, 36, is making his return to the ring after losing his WBC heavyweight title trilogy with Tyson Fury last October.
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And he‘s coming into the Barclays Center clash leaner, having shedded weight during his time away from boxing, The Sun reports.
Wilder weighed in at 108kg for his last fight against Fury.
But the Alabama-born hard hitter says he‘ll come in at somewhere below 100kg for Helenius.
Wilder said during his virtual press conference: “Somewhere in the 220 (pounds), somewhere around there.
“The weight isn’t what we’re going to worry about in this fight or in fights in the future.
“We gained a lot of weight for the last fight for others’ expectations to see my body a certain way.
“I was interested in seeing my body frame at a certain weight as well.
“At this moment in time, I’m going back to what I’m used to and most comfortable to me and what’s comfortable to my body frame, and that’s going to be around the 220s or maybe under.”
Wilder says he felt “a little heavy” against Fury.
“Yeah, I felt a little sluggish, a little heavy,” he added.
“You have to understand that I’ve never been 240 ever in my life before, but it was an experiment that I wanted to try.
“We did what we had to do to get the weight put on there, and that’s an experience in the history books for me.
“The only way to become wise is to apply knowledge to life, and we gained a lot of knowledge from that, and now we know what to do moving forward.”
Should Wilder get past Helenius, he has ambitions of fighting the top three heavyweights before retiring.
Wilder wants to take on Fury in a fourth fight, despite losing twice and drawing once already.
And he would like a slice of AJ as well as WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Wilder claimed a fourth fight with Fury is ‘“inevitable” and a showdown with Joshua “will get done when it’s time”.
A meeting with Usyk has already being called for by the Ukrainian.
Once his return is complete, Wilder will then retire to focus on making music.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission