Tyson Fury posts reflective video about his weight on Instagram

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It wasn't a great aftermath for Tyson Fury after topping the boxing world.

His triumph in Dusseldorf in 2015 saw him beat the then-champion Wladimir Klitschko via a points decision, winning four heavyweight belts and confirming him as someone not to be trifled with.

Sadly, it all came apart for the Gypsy King, with mental health problems and doping accusations forcing him to vacate his belts.

However, things are starting to look up for Fury as he steadily recovers to get back in the sport, losing the weight he gained outside of the ring and watching Anthony Joshua like a hawk.

In a humble twist, Fury took to Instagram in the middle of a run to express his own responsibility for his downfall, saying:

"Taking it nice and slow. I'm very heavy but I've done it to myself so I have to do this to myself and get it off by myself.”

"I'm definitely working hard and I've definitely lost a bit of weight. I've not had any carbs now, almost zero for about 10 days.

"You feel tired when you don't have any carbs but you've got to crack on when you've done it to yourself.

"There's no pity for an idiot and when I say I'm going to come back better than I ever was before, to prove people wrong like I did before."

Fury has indeed been improving, claiming that he has lost 18 pounds since training with WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in Spain, but it may be a while before we see the Gypsy King return to the ring.

He originally set a comeback date for May 13, which is now very unlikely given that he's still not in the best shape.

Now, the proposed comeback is set on July 8 when Saunders will defend his WBO middleweight title, but all this depends on a hearing with the UKAD, who investigated Fury and his cousin Hughie last year for possession of a 'prohibited substance' according to the Mirror.

There is still a long way to go for Fury to get back in the groove, and the prospect of a potential mega-fight with Joshua would undoubtedly generate huge interest around the world.

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