In a merry Instagram Live video posted on Friday afternoon whilst on his way to take son Prince to the swimming baths, Tyson Fury belted out Sam Cooke’s immortal song ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ to viewers.
The 28 year-old was prophesizing the words as a promise to what will happen when he finally puts his career troubles behind him and gets back to doing what he does best in the coming year.
Fury has been working like a demon in the gym for the first time in over two years as the one-time divisional ruler is hell-bent on ending the reign of the current heavyweight king and arch-British rival Anthony Joshua.
“A change is gonna come when I beat that pumped-up weightlifter,” proclaimed Fury.
“You wait until you see what I do to him. I can’t give too much away but I’ve been studying Rocky Balboa versus Clubber Lang in their rematch and if he can beat someone like Lang with his heart and determination, who knows what I’m going to do.
“I’ll do to Joshua what Balboa did to Lang,” he added.
Intent on carrying on his post, Fury was suddenly cut off by shouts from his son Prince of, “I want to go now you fat idiot!’ and ‘Come on you fat hippo, let’s go!’ which firmly put the 6ft plus brute back in his dad-mode place.
‘2 Fast’ recently celebrated the birth of another daughter in Valencia, and with an extra mouth to feed, will be hoping a forthcoming hearing with the British Boxing Board of Control and the UK Anti-Doping Agency runs smoothly next week.
Reports of a potential four-year ban seem a little wide of the mark, although Fury is expected to receive some punishment for a failed drugs test in 2015 and for not allowing testers to secure a sample last year.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay