Tyson Fury claims modern science means ‘f *** while boxing’ and thinks Anthony Joshua’s knockout by Andy Ruiz Jr proves it.
“The Gypsy King” is the reigning WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight world champion, even though he calls himself “fat and bald”.
Standing at 6ft 9in and weighing 277lbs (126kg) for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, Fury achieved perhaps his most exhilarating performance to date in October when he knocked out his American opponent cold.
The 33-year-old has honed his skills since his youth and is undoubtedly using his gargantuan setting to his advantage, but he doesn’t see the point in becoming obsessed with implementing data into his training regimen.
“In boxing, IT, technology… Personally, I don’t think it works,” he said live on Instagram.
“Because take me for example. I’m fat, I’m bald – people say I’m out of shape.
“I don’t do any of that **** with computers, numbers on a screen and all that.
“But still, I always win. So that obviously means… it means fuck it up. “
Before his first fight with Wilder in 2018, Fury admitted he had drunk two pints of lager and said, “It didn’t hurt me, did it?”
And the Morecambe native pointed to Joshua’s loss to Ruiz Jr as a prime example of over-thinking the fighting game.
“There are a lot of fighters who suggest this,” he added.
“Like, when you look at Anthony Joshua, who follows all the rules, the science rules, the numbers on a screen and so on.
“And you look at Andy Ruiz who did nothing but eat Snickers for the full two weeks he had… and went over there and knocked him out.”
“And then he probably didn’t even practice for the rematch and took him the distance, so there’s a lot to be said that all the numbers and things, science doesn’t really work in boxing.
“I don’t think it is, anyway.”