Tyson Fury looks in great shape ahead of £200m Anthony Joshua fight
That’s some shape for 12 pints a day! Tyson Fury looks in supreme fighting condition ahead of his £200m summer showdown with Anthony Joshua – just weeks after claiming he was drinking beers daily and not training at all
- Tyson Fury looks in great shape months out from his fight with Anthony Joshua
- The Gypsy King is set to fight Joshua for all the heavyweight belts this summer
- He looked trim in a Twitter snap weeks after saying he was drinking 12 pints a day
- A site and date are the only issues that need resolving to make Fury vs Joshua
Tyson Fury may have been trying to pull the wool over Anthony Joshua’s eyes when he claimed he was drinking 12 pints a day a few weeks ago as he looks in tip-top shape already ahead of their £200milllion heavyweight blockbuster.
The self-styled Gypsy King said he was on holiday and not in the gym training earlier this month as he grew tired at the lack of progress in negotiations for his fight with British rival Joshua.
However, Fury and AJ have now both signed on the dotted line for the first of their two heavyweight world title fights, with just a date and location needed to be settled.
Tyson Fury looks trim and in great shape ahead of his £200m fight with Anthony Joshua
Joshua (left) and Fury (right) are set to meet for undisputed heavyweight crown this summer
The fight is slated for the summer time with Fury’s promoters keen to avoid any further delays due to his already one-year hiatus from the ring.
Fury sparked some concerns that he might have ballooned up in weight before the biggest fight of his career when he claimed to be drinking up to 12 pints a day.
But that was either intended to bluff Joshua or Fury has completed a drastic transformation in a matter of weeks as he looks trimmed down and in supreme fighting condition in a picture posted by BT Sport’s Twitter account.
Fury will have the opportunity to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in the early 2000s when he takes on Joshua later this year.
Fury claimed he was on holiday drinking up to 12 pints a day just a few weeks ago
He also looked out of shape back in February when he jumped into Morecambe Sea
The heavyweight rivals signed contracts for the two-fight deal earlier this month, but the issues of where and when continue to be a significant hurdle.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed he will embark on a world tour this week in a bid to find a site for the fight.
The Middle East remains the most likely destination owing to its ability to pay the most lucrative site fees, with operators in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai all in talks with Hearn. There is also interest from Singapore, China, the US and a fringe possibility of Wembley Stadium.
Hearn and Fury’s promoter Bob Arum have put a three-week deadline on finding a site.
Eddie Hearn will embark on a world tour this week in a bid to find a site for Fury vs Joshua
He said last week: ‘I am going to the Middle East, the Far East and America to meet people. Around six meetings across four countries.
‘June and July in the Middle East are very warm so most people would prefer it to be a little bit later. But that’s not what’s on the table.
‘We want two fights this year and the first one will be in the summer. Both the fights and promoters have signed. We now have three weeks to find a venue and decide a date and we are ready to go.
‘Both June and July are in play but the Saudis and the Middle East would prefer the fight later in the year because it is so hot over there. But the fight is taking place in the summer.’
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