Tyson Fury appears to be in incredible shape ahead of his heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua in the summer.
Fury was heavily scrutinized in the media after his comments.
“I have stopped training at the moment, I am on holiday,” said Fury in an interview with iFL TV.
“I am drinking anything between eight, ten, 12 pints of lager a day, at the minute. But I am not eating so I am getting my calories through alcohol. I have trained and trained and trained with no progress so I am now a man of leisure.”
The two-time world heavyweight champion was clearly joking after he dropped a picture on social media looking almost unrecognizable with his massive weight loss.
Fury’s weight once ballooned to a mammoth 400 pounds during his hiatus between 2015 and 2018. Those days are clearly over.
“The Gypsy King” is set to take on Joshua in a blockbuster bout that will decide the undisputed heavyweight king.
A venue and date for the Battle of Britain, however, have yet to be finalized.
“We’d like to get a site deal confirmed in the next month,” said Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sport.
According to ESPN, Joshua’s promoter added, “The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper. But this was a major effort from all parties to get this over the line. You had rival promoters, rival networks, and rival fighters.”