Tyson Fury Feels ‘Terrible’ Ahead Of Deontay Wilder III Bout
Tyson Fury admitted he feels “terrible” after finishing up his training camp for his third showdown with Deontay Wilder.
But Fury added, if you don’t feel terrible after training camp, you didn’t do it right.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has been gearing up for Saturday, October 9 with the help of coach SugarHill Steward. The 33-year-old British boxer is set to defend his WBC world heavyweight title in Las Vegas.
“I feel terrible, absolutely terrible. But if you did an eight-week training camp and you were just winding down and you feel fantastic, you didn’t do it right,” Fury said.
“If you brutalize your body for eight weeks, training twice a day, six days a week, getting battered to bits in sparring by four or five different guys at a time, if you feel great then you’re a bionic human being,” he added.
This will be the first time both boxers have stepped into the ring after nearly two years.
The last time either have competed was when Fury won via TKO in February 2020 to retain his heavyweight title, which once belonged to Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs).
Fans around the globe have been anticipating this third matchup, which was originally scheduled for July 24, but was postponed due to Fury testing positive for Covid-19.
Now, a healthy Fury is pleading with President Joe Biden to loosen U.S. travel laws and allow his British fans to fly into America.
“I’ve still got my fingers crossed that at the last minute President Biden will open the borders to my supporters,” Fury said in a statement.
“I’ve been putting the pressure on for the Brits to be allowed to invade Las Vegas again and make it like my second fight with Wilder…,” he added.
Fury-Wilder II passed records set by Lennox Lewis-Evander Holyfield II and generated about $16.9 million in ticket revenue, selling out a crowd of 15,816. It also racked up about 1.2 million pay-per-view buys in the U.S., according to Bob Arum.
“To hold one of the biggest sporting events of recent years without the Brits here is crazy,” Fury said. “When we English go places we do take over. We do drink a lot. We’re wild and rowdy, screaming and shouting a lot. Lager flying everywhere. And our fight crowds spend plenty of money.”
As long as Fury stays healthy, he can avoid looking like how he did in their first bout.
How did he get up from this?! 😳
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