Tyson Fury during a media workout.

Tyson Fury's sparring partner pays tribute to Gypsy King ahead of Deontay Wilder fight

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British professional boxer Tyson Fury has endured a testing number of years in the sport, but this past year has been one marked with unbelievable success.

Back in October 2016, under the investigation of doping and medical issues, the Gypsy King was ultimately stripped of his boxing license and saw his heavyweight championship taken away from him.

It was a long road for Fury, who constantly struggled with UKAD and the BBBofC and endured some hefty weight gain, reaching a whopping 26 stone.

His ban lasted the remainder of 2016 and all of the following year, before ultimately earning a comeback in 2018.

Fury made his comeback against 39-year-old former cruiserweight Sefer Seferi in May, claiming victory in the fourth round.

Since then, the Gypsy King has taken huge strides in progressing his career that had greatly stalled.

Back in fighting shape, Fury looks to be skinnier than ever, losing over 100 pounds to regain his top fitness and strength ahead of more difficult opponents to come.

Fury's sparring partner, UK heavyweight David ‘White Rhino' Allen, posted a picture to remind Fury and fans just how far he has come since his ban and time out of the sport. 

Allen captioned the photo: "Year ago today was moving about with tyson, he was 26 stone plus telling me he was coming back, next Saturday he fights for the wbc heavyweight title, he's some man."

Despite any personal opinions people have regarding Tyson Fury, his effort and commitment to regain his license and his top fitness must be commended.

Fury now enters the most difficult fight since his comeback and possibly one of the most difficult fights of his career thus far against American Deontay Wilder.

Wilder is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, and that title is on the line on December 1.

The Bronze Bomber, just like the Gypsy King, has maintained an undefeated record throughout his career, earning a 40-0 record and an astonishing 39 of them have been from KO. 

Deontay Wilder Media Workout

Fury has fought less fights due to his ban, but has put up a 27-0 career record, with 19 coming from KO.

One legendary man loses their undefeated record on December 1 and the heavyweight title is on the line.

It will be a fantastic blockbuster fight and Fury has put himself in top shape to compete with one of the best.

Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury

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