Fury Staying Fit, Not Overlooking Wilder Bout
Like countless fighters are doing during this unprecedented time of quarantine, WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) has uploaded a great deal of footage to his social media accounts. In the greater bulk of this material, Fury is working out in some sort of capacity. Sometimes he is going hard solo, while on other occasions he is clowning around with his wife and family.
For the Gypsy King, his dedication to his physical regimen is composed of one part professionalism and one part mental-maintenance. Fury has routinely attributed his current positive mental state and recent in-ring triumphs to his vigorous training routine. Feeling war ready, the newly crowned WBC champion is ready to defend his title against its previous owner, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s).
DANGEROUS COUNTING CHICKENS
Not only was Tyson Fury able to capture the widely coveted green belt, he shocked the world in the fashion that he did it. After seven stunningly one-sided rounds, Wilder’s corner threw in the towel to halt the assault.
The bout however, which was already a rematch to their controversial draw on December 21, 2018, was laced with a rematch clause. Not only is Fury looking forward to staging a trilogy with Wilder, he is fully aware that there could be a potential fourth prizefight in the future.
Many fight fans would love to see an all UK battle for one undisputed heavyweight champion between Fury and WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO world heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21 KO’s). However, there are several obstacles preventing this from taking place. In the meantime, Fury is unwilling to write The Bronze Bomber off. As a result, he is preparing his mind and body to once again duel with a very dangerous opponent.
“Yeah, but if I get knocked out by Deontay Wilder then it [Fury v Joshua] won’t be on will it? There would be another fight with Wilder and so forth and so on. And if he [Joshua] loses to Pulev, so close but so far away! In heavyweight boxing you can never count your chickens before they hatch!”
NOTHING TO PROVE
While the accolades and trinkets that come with his victories are nice, Fury believes that he has no more to prove. For the fast talking UK champion, he is already the current day top dog by leaps and bounds. Therefore, for Fury, fighting is simply a device used to focus his mind and body on as an outlet for overall health.
“You know I achieved a lot in the boxing world, I’ve achieved more than any active heavyweight alive today. I am happy with where I’m at in my career and what I am doing. If I never had another boxing match, I’d be happy. I’ve completed the game, the game’s over, it’s completed. I’ve won every single belt in boxing, from English title to becoming the undisputed champion of the world, all done, considered the best, done!
If I don’t box again, I am happy but if I do box again, I continue to box. If we get past this thing, and I hope that we will, then we’re going to keep boxing and just keep taking on contenders.”
By: Bakari Simpson