“So It’s Similar to a Round in Boxing” – Tyson Fury’s Coach Kristian Blacklock Details Training Regime That Helped Fury Get Into Fight Fitness

Published 09/14/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 15: Tyson Fury during an open public workout at Castle Court on August 15, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Carl Frampton boxing bill also featuring Tyson Fury and Paddy Barnes takes place on Saturday night at Windsor Park. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is training for his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder. The first fight ended in a draw. This helped Fury fuel his hunger to train for the second fight. Both the boxers were undefeated when they stepped into the ring against each other. Fury came back stronger in the second fight and dominated Wilder for the entire fight.

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Fury looked in much better shape and looked quicker on his feet in the second fight. His strength and conditioning coach Kristian Blacklock is the man to thank for this. Kristian has worked with Fury since he weighed 400lbs, struggled with mental health issues, and had a drinking and drug problem. All this happened after Fury beat Wladimir ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ Klitschko in a historic night in 2015.

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Since then, Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury has found solace in working out and keeping fit to help him with his mental health issues. Ahead of his trilogy fight with Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder, Blacklock has described the training regime that Fury follows to get his legs in shape for a fight.

“20 seconds of high intensity followed by ten seconds of rest. You do eight rounds, it works out to about three minutes fifty with a rest in between. So it’s similar timing to a round in boxing, similar energy system. These drills are all really to get your footwork and your legs conditioned for your fight simple as that.”

HYDE, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Tyson Fury trains during a media workout at Hatton Health & Fitness on July 31, 2018 in Hyde, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Fury has deceptively quick feet and head movement, which are his biggest weapons going into a fight. Kristian Blacklock ensures that Fury can use his feet for the entire duration of the fight without gassing out, a problem that plagued Deontay Wilder during their last fight and made Wilder lose his balance.

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Tyson Fury is immensely confident in his ability to knock Deontay Wilder out yet again. In an interview with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, Fury predicted that the fight will not go to the seventh round again and that he will absolutely annihilate the former Heavyweight titleholder.

Deontay Wilder will look to avenge his loss to Fury, after getting dominated and embarrassed in their last fight. He also started training with Malik Scott in order to get stronger and not get bullied around the ring by Tyson Fury. Who do you think will win on October 9?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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