For a man who weighed 26 stone this time last year, Tyson Fury is looking pretty damn good.
Fury, 29, returns to the ring tonight against the widely unknown boxer Sefer Seferi after three years out the game.
But still weighing in at 19 stone, and towering Seferi at 6ft9″, Fury should not have the speed that he does.
And America’s six-time and four-weight world champ Roy Jones Junior also agrees, apparently describing Fury’s talent as ‘unnatural’.
Jones paid a visit to Fury during his training camp ahead of the comeback fight, and he had a few words for the Gypsy King.
“He said it’s unnatural for someone so big to have so much movement, talent and skill,” Fury revealed.
“It’s always nice to be appreciated, especially by someone as legendary as Roy Jones.”
Fury was visibly delighted that Jones came to visit him during his training camp, and was humbled by the presence and respect of a boxing great.
“There ain’t been a 6ft 9ins southpaw-orthodox counter-punching puncher, who has got the brain and movement of a middleweight… I am a freak of nature.”
Already the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’, Fury now describes himself as a ‘freak of nature’… and we can’t really argue with him.
After overcoming his personal and physical issues that have kept him out for so long, Fury looks confident and fit ahead of tonight’s comeback bout, and has been up to his usual antics too, having invited Seferi into the ring with him during an open-workout last week.
Jones has been in the UK this week appearing at several events, and was so eager to meet the ‘King’ that he drove from the North East down to Manchester, to Ricky Hatton’s gym in Hyde, to meet and watch him train.
Fury is already looking ahead to future bouts against Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, but standing in his way is Seferi. The unknown boxer is likely to be blown away by Fury’s boxing speed and skill, which will hopefully set the scene for the fight that boxing fans want to see – Fury v AJ.