Tyson Fury’s Food and Drink

By Robert Ecksel on June 1, 2016
Tyson Fury’s Food and Drink
“When I said I was a fat man, I was showing people I’m a normal person.” (Getty Images)

As his rematch with Klitschko approaches, Fury has spoken about many things, including his tendency to gain weight between fights…

Some fighters stay fit year-round. They are always in shape. Others eat to their heart’s content and sweat it off in the gym.

WBA Super World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is among the latter.

As his rematch with former champion Wladimir Klitschko approaches, Fury has spoken about many things, including his tendency to gain weight between fights.

“When I said I was a fat man,” said Fury, “I was showing people I’m a normal person. You don’t need to be a robot to be an elite-level fighter.”

Fury had a particular “robot” in mind.

“He (Klitschko) stays in the gym 365 days a year. I stay in the gym in 12-week periods. A normal person could go from the boozer to world heavyweight champion in 12 weeks.”

It takes an exceptional “normal person” to achieve that feat, which may in fact describe Tyson Fury.

“I can go from an obese, fat pig to a ripped Adonis in 12 weeks.”

Fury didn’t look like a ripped Adonis when he fought Klitschko the first time. It was Klitscho who was ripped.

A beautiful body does not a champion make.

“After the last fight I put on three stone but I enjoyed every second of it,” Fury said. “There were a lot of lobsters, fillet steaks, a lot of champagne, vodka, beer.”

I’ll eat and drink to that.

“I’ll be a different shape to last time,” added Fury. “I’ll be bulkier. Last time I was very fit, athletic, thin. I lost six and a half stone, which is crazy. This time I’ve only had to lose three stone and I’m not focusing on losing fat, I’m focusing on building power and muscles. This is going to be a different fight.

“He’s coming to knock me out and I’m going to blast him, so I’m not going to be moving round like a lightweight this time.”

Fury has adjusted his diet as well. He is foregoing meat and has embraced vegetarianism, at least for now.

“It’s got to the point where, if the man next to me at the restaurant is eating a big juicy steak, I’m like: ‘Urgh, that’s disgusting.’” Fury told the Guardian. “It can’t be good for you eating a big piece of bloody meat like a steak because, unless you are rearing your own animals, it is very contaminated.”

A heavyweight is as a heavyweight does and until further notice, Tyson Fury is the man to beat.

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  1. Old Yank 09:36am, 06/09/2016

    The late and perhaps all-time-great dancer Gene Kelly confessed to Johnny Carson that he regretted not pushing his body when he was young enough to get more out of it. Hey, this is boxing not dancing! I get it! But as hard as Kelly pushed his body, forever in great shape, his greatest regret is that he would never know how deep his gift truly was.

    Kell Brook…amazing, dedicated. This is the model in my mind of what a great fighter from the UK looks like. I will argue that Anthony Joshua is well on his way.

    In the vast list of greats from the UK, Fury will end up little more than an inconsequential comma or hyphen that is barely worth pointing out.

    Fury is everything Gene Kelly was not; everything Kell Brook is not. He is delusional believing that he has the kind of talent that can go unnourished by the gym between bouts. And in his twilight years, unlike Gene Kelly, no late-night show will have an interest in him. His laments and regrets will go unheard and unnoticed.

  2. Critical Beatdown 07:16am, 06/04/2016

    Eric, were you complaining about those damn whites that lied to us to get into a war in Iraq a few years back? Or was that the Jews too? Yes, there are terrible awful Jews doing terrible awful things in the Middle East and with tons of power in the media. But when you refer to us as a monolithic group (you have to be pretty ignorant about Jews to think that) or when you don’t do your homework on who actually CONTROLS the media (for example: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2010/10/do_jews_really_control_the_media.html )...you just sound like another angry, ignorant bigot getting his education from other angry bigots on the internet.

  3. Eric 03:50am, 06/04/2016

    IF the Irish were committing genocide on the Palestinian people, I would condemn the Irish. IF the French were invading Arab countries, destroying the Arab culture, and raping children & women, I would condemn the French. So Fury is a “bigot” because he states a FACT that Jews control the Western media? Jews themselves BRAG about this, Joel Stein of the Los Angeles Times admitted as much in an article he penned for his newspaper. How is one a “bigot” for stating the TRUTH & FACTS? We saw who the real fascist racist at the Trump rallies in San Jose. EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THEIR OPINION AND CERTAINLY EVERYONE SHOULD NEVER BE AFRAID TO TELL THE TRUTH. I think Enoch Powell put it best, “Have you ever wondered, perhaps, why opinions which the majority of people quite naturally hold are, if anyone dares express them publicly, denounced as controversial, ‘extremist’, ‘disgraceful’, and overwhelmed with violence and venom quite unknown to debate on mere political issues? It is because the whole power of the aggressor depends upon preventing people from seeing what is happening and from saying what they see.” Fury has every right to his opinion and these violent attacks against SPEECH that someone doesn’t agree with are in fact BIGOTED. IF Fury would have slurred Germans, Southern Whites, or his kinsman, the Irish with every racist or ethnic slur in the book, the CONTROLLED MEDIA wouldn’t have said anything. “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

  4. Critical Beatdown 09:36pm, 06/03/2016

    Knock this fat bigot the fuck out, Wlad. I pulled for him in the first bout, but after learning what an ignorant, hateful SOB he is, not no more. Koolz, I suppose he’s also standing up to the big bad gay lobby, the evil lady lobby, and of course those Muslims. Because we all know all gays, all Muslims and all women are alike. And those Jews too. All of ‘em. Ugh. What’s the point? Judge not lest ye….

  5. koolz 04:36pm, 06/02/2016

    Sounds fantastic Eric!
    But if we want the truth in detail even with the pictures we can just
    Support www.bollyn.com

    Now speaking truth as an ex - marine and speaking the truth as a professional
    In sports are not the same thing.

    Already the idiot Wald is calling Fury an Anti-Semitic, Wald knows his place in the system.

  6. Eric 04:21pm, 06/02/2016

    @Koolz… You might want to check out another Irishman, Ken O’Keefe. O’Keefe is a former Marine, who became a human rights activist. Mr. O’Keefe has numerous videos on Youtube. He’s somewhat to the left of center but this guy is definitely spot on about the Middle East. O’Keefe is a true humanitarian and isn’t bashful in the least.

  7. koolz 12:53pm, 06/02/2016

    I just want people to know it takes huge courage to stand up to the zionists.
    Fury is bigger then most men.  Standing up to the jewish lobby as they genocide Palestinians is amazing when you are in the sports industry, that could ruin you career.

    I doubt you will his like again.

  8. Baby Nut@Yahoo 05:59am, 06/02/2016

    “I was showing people I’m a normal person.” Tyson, my good man, you are indeed normal, far more normal and certainly more awaken than the average “normal” useful idiot out there who doesn’t have a clue or just doesn’t give a sh*t.

  9. koolz 05:46pm, 06/01/2016

    Fury Road!
    Though I always am in incedible shape with tons of energy and super high motabelism I don’t think everyone has to follow that.
    If it doesn’t fit your mind set and life style then don’t worry about it.
    Fury isn’t.  The guy is happy and confident and obviously knows his limits of his body.
    The point is, that in life you have to enjoy it.
    The rein of Wlad is over.

  10. Eric 01:14pm, 06/01/2016

    Fury is making a huge mistake by allowing himself to become bloated between fights. The older he gets the tougher it will become to shed the lard, far better to retain some kind of conditioning even when not in training. Let’s hope Fury isn’t giving up the meat just to shed the extra pounds. I admire vegetarians/vegans but I think a fighter would be better off eating plenty of meat, fish, and chicken. Don’t think Fury has the body type to look like an Adonis even when he is in shape, and Wlad’s ripped physique is probably aided by special vitamins.

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