A trim Tyson Fury is the subject of speculation the former heavyweight ruler could scale a career-low weight for his upcoming clash.
The 30 year-old battles Deontay Wilder on December 1 just over a year on from weighing almost 400 pounds.
Should this be the case, it would an astonishing achievement for the ‘Gypsy King’.
Fury scaled 258 pounds for his last fight with Francesco Pianeta in August, just 13 pounds shy of his lowest ever for Vinny Maddalone in 2012.
Rumors are rife Fury wants to come in light, although battling one of the most dangerous fighters on the planet is already incentive enough for the Briton.
Could you bet against Fury scaling a career-lowest 245 pounds at the Staples Center, certainly not?
If he manages to come in lower than 245 and one-half pounds, it means Fury has lost close to 150 pounds in his quest to regain his place amongst the elite.
Following a 30-month ring absence, Fury came back at 276 pounds for Sefer Seferi before knuckling down further for Pianeta.
Dropping a stone and a bit seemed effortless due to Fury’s training plan under Ben Davison. Since then he’s gone on to shed even more weight.
Ripped in his latest set of photos posted via social media, Fury certainly has the definition if not the actual weight.
All will be revealed once Fury jumps on the scales come November 30, whilst there are sure to be gasps if the total is read out under 245.
Fury looks in the best condition of his life and he knows there will be no excuses made or given if he loses to Wilder next month.
This includes whatever pats on the back he gets for stripping off the excess fat.
WILDER v FURY
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.
America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights. This includes knockouts in all seven of his title defenses.
Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion. He is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.
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