Fans react as Deontay Wilder slims down ahead of return

Boxing fans are left stunned by Deontay Wilder’s ‘skinny legs’ as the former world heavyweight champion displays his new slimmed-down physique in training ahead of potential return to the ring this year

  • Deontay Wilder has not fought since losing to Tyson Fury again in October 2021 
  • The Bronze Bomber is training for a comeback to the heavyweight division
  • Fans stunned as Wilder’s legs appear to have gotten even skinnier during layoff
  • The 6ft7in former WBC champion’s highest weigh-in was 231 pounds last year

 Deontay Wilder is back in the gym and preparing for his comeback to boxing, but fans think he shouldn’t be skipping leg day.

The Bronze Bomber hasn’t been seen since his second loss to Tyson Fury to complete their trilogy in October 2021.

After contemplating retirement, the former WBC heavyweight champion is now training for a return to the ring and while the American is sporting a slenderer frame, fans can’t believe how skinny his legs are.

Deontay Wilder has never had the biggest legs but fans can’t believe they belong to him

The 36-year-old stands at 6ft7in, and has always had big, muscular arms that along with his huge wingspan generates formidable power.

However, he’s never had bulky legs. In fact, Wilder complained that his legs were compromised thanks to the extravagant costume he wore to the ring for his second fight with Fury.

Still, he does look to have lost weight overall and fans were quick to jump on the picture.

Since he returned to training, Wilder has been training with compatriot Michael Hunter and he met UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou at UFC’s Performance Institute in Las Vegas.

Wilder hasn’t got an opponent in mind or a date yet, but he’s ready to reinvigorate his career – and it’s not for the money.

‘I’m definitely considering coming back,’ Wilder said.

‘This is something that we’re trying to figure out and get things situated. I feel [it could be] a re-boost for my career.

Michael Hunter has been helped Wilder get ready for his return to boxing at in Las Vegas

‘It’s not about the financial things, I never have to return to boxing ever again in my life. I’ve set my life up.’

The Alabama-native won’t be short of options when he goes looking for an opponent.

Dereck Chisora has frequently mentioned Wilder’s name, but fighters like Dillian Whyte or the loser of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk II would all be box office options.

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