Unorthodox But Effective- How WBC Champion Tyson Fury Trains

Published 12/30/2020, 4:55 AM EST
BOLTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Tyson Fury works on a speedball during a training session at Team Fury Gym ahead of his fight with Dereck Chisora on November 6, 2014 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Many fans regard WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, as the best heavyweight right now. The undefeated champion is known for his unorthodox fighting style. However, he garnered global attention with his incredible weight loss transformation.

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This leaves many asking, how does Tyson Fury train? Let’s take a closer look at the champion’s training routine.

After his ban from the sport, Fury got into several ill habits and put on a lot of weight. The ‘Gypsy King’ struggled with substance abuse as well as other mental health issues.

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Despite this, after he served the duration of his ban, he was determined to come back. He used his workouts to keep fit, both physically as well as mentally.

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It is this transformation that inspires many others to this day. And luckily for fans and followers, his books and videos have documented his journey.

His training usually comprises 2 or 3 sessions a day, with different aspects. However, we can break it down into 5 different aspects: Running, Boxing, Gym workouts, Recovery, and Nutrition.

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Boxing workout of Tyson Fury

Because the undefeated champion is blessed with fantastic attributes, his training regime is tailored to his strengths. We see Fury work a lot on his movement and defense in his boxing sessions. You can find him using things like pool noodles to work on defense and shadowboxing to work on movement.

However, the champion also works on his power punching, counter-punching, and jabs. Standing at 6’9”, Fury has a reach advantage over a majority of his competitors and you can often see him work on maximizing the effectiveness of this.

While he may have a fairly respectable knockout percentage, Fury is very comfortable going the distance. And this is where his running comes in.

Generally, Tyson Fury will run every day; however, the distance will vary depending on the training plan. This, along with sparring, gives him the endurance he needs to maintain the pressure for 12 rounds.

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Tyson Fury’s Gym workout

The ‘Gypsy King’ doesn’t stop his training in the boxing gym. It is no secret that he includes weight training into his routine. We have seen him regularly lifting heavy weights with ease. This helps the champion increase his punching power, while also building up the muscle mass.

His gym sessions also involve a lot of core work, as well as a fair bit of injury prevention exercises. Fury does a lot of ab workouts that have helped him reach peak shape. While we often see him getting in the rehab exercises with resistance bands.

Other aspects of Tyson Fury’s training

It does not end there for the WBC Heavyweight Champion. He considers recovery an integral part of his workout. Fury is regularly getting massages to recover. While his diet has been very strict ever since he started his weight loss journey.

Gone are the days where the Englishman can eat what he wants and drink whatever he craves. He has his own nutritionists when in camp, and his wife maintains the discipline when he is out of camp.

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Fury has also said that eating the right things helps keep a healthy state of mind. Other than these, you will also notice that Fury always trains for his fights in foreign countries.

For his fight against Deontay Wilder, he was training in Big Bear, California. While he started his weight loss journey with a camp in Marbella. This is usually to get away from the routine life back home.

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

Therefore, it is clear to see just how much goes into the champion’s success. Furthermore, thinking back to where he came from makes it all the more impressive.

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The fact that his training helps him with his mental well-being, we can expect Tyson Fury to maintain his physique for years to come.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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