Tyson Fury Says He’s Drinking 12 Pints A Day, Eddie Hearn Responds
Tyson Fury has played down talks of a heavyweight clash with Anthony Joshua, revealing that he has stopped training and is drinking 12 pints of lager a day. AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn however, thinks ‘The Gypsy King’ is just ‘pulling everyone’s plonker’.
Fury’s comments are rather surprising, especially when his co-promoter Bob Arum recently said that a deal is close to completion, and that the two parties are only scrambling around to get the contracts signed.
Drinking, Not Training
For Fury however, actions speak louder than words. Speaking at an MTK Global event (as transcribed by The Mac Life), the WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion said that owing to a lack of clarity on his future, he has brought his training regime to a halt.
“I’m not training anymore, I’ve packed it in,” Fury said. “I hadn’t stopped training since December 2017 and even after the world title fights I still went running 10 miles the next day. I’m having some time away from the game at the moment, I’ve been ready to fight since I beat Deontay Wilder last year. I’ve had no success in trying to get a fight, it’s not just down to COVID, there’s been a lot of stuff going on.
“I’m just concentrating on getting my 10 packs of Stella to 12 every day. I’m not really eating through the day, so I make up for the calories in the night time.”
Days Away From Good News
Hearn has speculated however that Fury’s comments were just tongue-in-cheek, because the two parties are only ‘days away’ from announcing the good news.
“Although they are going to put pen to paper, the interview was a bit disappointing because I want to hear him say ‘The only fight I’m interested in is Anthony Joshua’,” Hearn said. “I don’t know whether he was in a bad mood or pulling everyone’s plonker. What I do know is everyone has put a lot of work into this deal and he is on board.
“Last week he said he would never ever fight Deontay Wilder again and now he says he might fight him next, so we are just focused on what we are doing and we are on the verge of giving everyone some great news. I think we are days away – I know I have said that two and five weeks ago – but we are days away from giving everyone some good news.”
While Fury claims he has stopped training, Hearn said that Joshua is fully driven on becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion.
“AJ just wants to be undisputed,” Hearn stated. “He’s so driven and what I saw last night – in the minute I watched – I didn’t feel the energy from Tyson Fury. I want him to get his mojo back and start concentrating on what is a life-changing moment for our sport – the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world between two Brits.”
Fury hasn’t fought since stopping Deontay Wilder in their rematch last February, whereas Joshua last fought in December when he successfully defended his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles by knocking out Kubrat Pulev.
Who do you think wins the all-British heavyweight boxing spectacle between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury?