Tyson Fury Explains Why he Doesn’t Feel the Pressure in the Ring

Published 02/25/2021, 5:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury during his heavyweight bout against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury ranks among the smartest heavyweight fighters of all time. While most heavyweight fighters rely on their power, the ‘Gypsy King’ relies on his solid ring IQ and management to dispatch his opponents. Over the course of his prolonged career, Fury has remained highly successful in the same and dwells at the top of the heavyweight roster as an undefeated champion.

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Hence, he always has a huge target on his back, but he revealed he doesn’t feel the pressure. Recently, the ‘Gypsy King’ was in an interview with ESPN, wherein he talked about why he doesn’t feel the overawed when he steps inside the ring.

“I’ll tell you why I’m so calm. Because I know I put all the work in training camp in the gym, I eat right, I sleep right, I prepare well. As long as I’m injury-free, there’s nothing more I can do. The rest is in God’s hands, God’s will, destiny. If it’s supposed to be, it will be,” he said.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

The ‘Gypsy King’ possesses a strong work ethic and molds himself into his best shape prior to every fight. Fury firmly believes hard work is the only thing he can do to edge over his opponents because the rest is out of his hands.

Hence, akin to his previous bouts, he will look to put in all the hard work ahead of his biggest career fight to date.

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Can Tyson Fury regain his best shape ahead of the Anthony Joshua fight?

A few days back, Fury released a video on his social handle where he looked extremely unfit. This bothered the fans as the ‘Gypsy King’ will enter the boxing ring in a few months to fight for the undisputed heavyweight title against Anthony Joshua.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

However, with Fury’s aforementioned comments, it’s clear that he’ll get back to his old momentum once the fight dates get announced. Fury knows the amount of anticipation and responsibilities this fight carries. That said, he will look to present himself in his best version and put in a training camp worthy of the occasion.

What do you make of Fury’s aforementioned statement?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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