'12 pints a day': Tyson Fury's epic prep for Anthony Joshua fight

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Tyson Fury (pictured right) celebrating his victory over Deontay Wilder and (pictured left) drinking a beer.
Tyson Fury (pictured right) claimed he has been drinking up to 12 pints a day on holiday after negotiations with Anthony Joshua have been dragging on. (Images: Instagram/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury has let rip in an interview over the long and arduous negotiations for a world title fight with Anthony Joshua and has claimed he is no longer training in the traditional sense.

Fury, for the better half of lockdown, has been posting training videos to his social media in preparation for the anticipated showdown with the WBA, IBF, WBO champ Joshua.

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Fury hasn't fought in over a year, but defeated heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder at the beginning of 2020 to cement his spot at the top of the division.

The talk around a fight with Joshua, which would be biggest showdown in British boxing history and the biggest fight currently in the world, has been receiving plenty of hype.

Promoter Bob Arum and Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn hinted a deal was edging closer with a potential showdown in Saudi Arabia in June looking possible.

But 'The Gypsy King' appeared to put a dampener on the fight in an interview with IFL TV.

The undefeated heavyweight cut a frustrated figure when talking about the fight, which could be a part of a ploy to get Joshua to sign.

"I've got no news," Fury said.

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“Will I be fighting Joshua in the next 10 minutes? No. Do I think the fight will eventually happen? Yes, it has to happen. Do I think it is next or imminent? No.

“I am not going to hold my breath for it, that’s for sure.

“I am not going to put all my eggs in one basket because I have been guilty of doing that before and, when the fight doesn’t happen, that is when I end up in a massive depression and feel like killing myself.

“I am not going to say ‘it is definitely happening in June or July’.”

Fury drinking 10-12 pints a week

Fury even said he had stopped training and is taking a break.

"I've stopped training," he added.

"I'm doing anywhere between 10-12 pints of lager a day, at the minute. Not eating, getting all my calories from alcohol.

"I've done training, training and training with no further process. It's one of those things where I am chilling out and being a man of leisure during lockdown."

Fury also said he wanted to fight twice in 2021 and he didn't care who was his next opponent.

He even included Wilder as a potential opponent.

“I have two fights this year and I don’t give a f**k if they are with, Joe Bloggs, Fred Flintstone, Mike Tyson, anybody. I just want to fight this year," he added.

“Don’t write Wilder out of the equation next, I could be having the trilogy fight with him yet.

“There is a lot going on behind the scenes and Wilder could be next."

Many are hoping a deal between Fury's camp and Joshua's camp is struck soon so the heavyweight belts can be unified.

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