VIDEO: Relive Tyson Fury’s Incredible Weight Loss Journey

Published 12/27/2020, 5:20 AM EST


Tyson Fury was on a high when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. It was one of the most complete performances of his decorated career.

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In fact, he won The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year award for his stellar performance. Right after that fight, Fury was assumed to go even bigger. But then came a highly dreadful time in his life.

The ‘Gypsy King’ went into a serious depression and weighed over 400 pounds a couple of years later. As he realized this fleck, Fury went into a serious transformation for nearly 18 months and came back to the world of boxing.

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BTSport recently shared a video on their social media handle, compiling all of Fury’s snippets from being overweight to being a heavyweight champion.

This video showcases Fury right before entering his heavy transformation. Fury had gone through gruesome training and diet sessions to overcome his depression.

In 2019, Fury released a book, ‘Behind The Mask: My Autobiography‘, sharing his own experiences during the darkest time of his life, and how he overcame it to become the champion again.

According to Fury, there are a lot of individuals going through depression. And he will look to help and inspire such people with his positive deeds.

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Following an astonishing transformation, it was time to step inside the boxing ring for a fresh run at the gigantic men’s roster. The ‘Gypsy King’ won 2 fights on the trot before entering the highly electrifying bout against Deontay Wilder.

It fixed the duo to fight for the WBC heavyweight title. Nobody expected Fury to last a single round against the mighty Wilder. But Fury took this fight for a 12 round war and performed exceptionally well.

He fell prey to Wilder’s huge right hand in Round 12. With that punch, everyone presumed the fight was over as Fury was lying on the canvas. But the Brit got back up before the count of 10 and continued the fight.

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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)

A rematch got scheduled as the first one ended in a tragic draw. Before entering this rematch, Fury fought twice and won against different opponents.

The rematch was a one-sided affair. Fury brutalized Wilder for a TKO win in Round 7. He knocked Wilder down multiple times in this fight and learned from the mistakes he made in their first matchup. This was unquestionably the biggest fight and ultimately the biggest comebacks of the sport.

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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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