Leaked Details From Tyson Fury’s Training Camp Suggest ‘The Gypsy King’ Lied About His Health Condition

Published 08/02/2021, 2:20 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


In mid-July, Tyson Fury’s corner announced that his team had tested positive for Covid-19. Shortly after this announcement, news about the two-time heavyweight champion testing positive for the virus broke out. As a result, his fight with Deontay Wilder was pushed to October 9. Fury received backlash from Wilder’s team. Many in the boxing community accused the champion of faking his Covid results to get the trilogy fight postponed. Fury has denied all such claims and accusations.

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In a recent interview, heavyweight boxer Michael Hunter shared his thoughts on Tyson Fury‘s Covid update and the postponement of his fight with ‘The Bronze Bomber’. He revealed that ‘The Gypsy King’ did not look good in training for the trilogy bout but not to an extent that would drive him to call off the fight.

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Hunter shared he was dubious of Fury’s claims about testing positive for Covid-19. The heavyweight added it would not surprise him if he faked his results as many athletes are now using it to their advantage.

We do know that he wasn’t doing too well in the gym. But not enough to call the fight off you know. To me, it was kind of funny because the first day they said somebody on his team got Covid and the next thing we heard was Tyson got Covid, so I thought that was a little fishy. 

Everybody is using the old Covid thing for some kind of plagiarism. Anyway, so it doesn’t surprise me,” said Michael Hunter.

The Bronze Bomber has not stopped training since his loss

Despite dropping Tyson Fury multiple times in the first fight, Deontay Wilder’s usual offensive approach turned around on him because of his weak defense. However, the Englishman showed superior defense and could also land effective shots. The second fight was easier for Fury as there were no visible improvements in the Alabama native’s game. Wilder’s opponent showed advancements in his striking and general defense and stopped him in round 7.

 

‘The Bronze Bomber’ has been training with his new coach, Malik Scott, ever since his first loss in early 2020. Recent videos shared by Wilder on social media hint at a different story this time around. He has clearly recognized the flaws in his first two fights against Tyson Fury; in these training videos, Wilder shows incredible footwork and movement that fans have never seen him pull off in fights.

Tyson Fury cannot afford to overlook Deontay Wilder

Fans and people in the boxing circle often forget who Deontay Wilder really is and always has been. News about his glove tampering and conspiracy claims against Tyson Fury ends up overshadowing his actual achievements inside the boxing ring. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is a phenomenal athlete with 42 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw on his record. He is a knockout artist in the purest sense and does not like to leave the decision to the judges; 41 of his 42 wins have been through knockouts.

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BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 1: Deontay Wilder works out in preparation for his upcoming fight at the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne Heavyweight Champiosnhip fight Media workout at Gleason’s Gym November 1, 2017 in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

In most of his fights throughout his career, Deontay Wilder has always had a fisheye focus on securing knockout wins. It is evident from the highlight reels that he manufactures shots that can drop opponents right away. His former sparring partner David Haye‘s honest assessment of Wilder’s striking acts as a testament to his true punching prowess-

His punch power is 10 out of 10, that’s it. I don’t know how else to say it. You know when you’ve been hit by him. It’s very different to anyone else,said David Haye.

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With fresh additions to his arsenal, Deontay Wilder could prove to be a real problem for the current champion. Do you think the Alabama native has a shot at re-entering the win column this time around?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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