Slimmed down Tyson Fury targets ten years at the top, eyes Joe Louis’ title defence record

WBN 20/03/2018

Tyson Fury, never one to shirk a challenge, has set himself the ultimate goal ahead of a return to action in 2018.

The former world heavyweight champion has slimmed down considerably since ending a two-year gym absence of the back of defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

With the help of new management company MTK Global and trainer Ben Davison, the 27 year-old is almost at full fitness as Fury awaits a date to resume his career.

As a comeback approaches, Fury is aiming high despite being at least a couple of fights away from a title shot.


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“I’ve just set myself a goal of beating the great Joe Louis’ record of 25 title defences,” Fury posted in a video on Instagram.

“Wladimir Klitschko almost beat Joe Louis’ record until I beat him. Even if I have three fights a year, I’ve beaten him.


“It’s a hard challenge but I’ve never set a challenge I didn’t make. If anyone is capable of doing it, I’m capable. Even if it takes ten years, three fights a year for the next decade.

“What’s the word I’m looking for? – longevity. That’s what I’m looking for!”

Fury has been linked to a massive collision with fellow-Brit Anthony Joshua since announcing his intentions to return, although is currently behind Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder and a couple of mandatories in the pecking order.

A date in April or May had been initially targetted by Fury and his team for what will be a 26th career contest for the lineal ruler, who would need to reach over 50 fights in order to complete his new goal.