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Tyson Fury explains reasoning behind training in his underwear

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Tyson Fury is just over five weeks away from challenging Deontay Wilder for the WBC world heavyweight title.

Fury will meet Wilder at the Staples Centre, in Los Angeles, on December 1, with the fight being shown live on BT Sport pay-per-view in the UK and Showtime PPV in the US.

The battle of the undefeated heavyweights will allow Fury to challenge for the one world title he didn’t claim when he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

As Fury picked up the WBA, IBF, WBO and Ring heavyweight titles after his monumental win in Dusseldorf, Germany, only the WBC strap prevented the ‘Gypsy King’ from picking up all four of the major organisations belts.

Fury is now stationed in LA, training in the famous Summit Gym which is located at Big Bear in California.

The gym, which is home to trainer Abel Sanchez and former unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, has welcomed and facilitated Fury’s training, including sparring sessions with rising heavyweight contender Joe Joyce.

As the world title showdown looms, like with any fight, media obligations for the fighters arrive, including media workouts.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - New York Press Conference

Fury has made a recent habit of performing his media workouts in his underwear, as he hits the pads with trainer Ben Davison.

Fury explains the reason behind training in his underwear 

However, the unusual training attire Fury has adopted is due to his support for a cancer research company called ‘Oddballs’.

"I wear these funky shorts in public a lot and I wore them today because they represent a company called Oddballs,” he said.

"Every penny spent on these pants goes to research to fight testicular cancer. A friend of mine went through it recently, and I want to spread awareness for him and this cause."

Tyson Fury Media Workout

Fury’s 25-year-old trainer, Davison said: "One of our close friends had testicular cancer recently.

“So although people say he's crazy wearing his underwear in the ring, there's always a reason; he has a very big heart."

Topics:
Wladimir Klitschko
Gennady Golovkin
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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