Tyson Fury is looking in fine shape ahead of a big 2019

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Tyson Fury is looking lean and mean and is certainly ready for a big 2019.

The heavyweight boxer looked a picture of health when modelling for a GQ photo shoot yesterday as the Daily Mail reported, but it was a different story 18 months ago.

The 30-year-old has had a battle with his mental health, something which has not shied away from one bit.

After returning to the ring after a two-and-a-half year absence, Fury was scratchy in his first few fights before shocking everyone with an outstanding performance against Deontay Wilder in December.

Many expected the American to make short work of Fury, but from the outset the big underdog was a man on a mission, looking to prove the doubters wrong.

At the end of the fight, common consensus was the man from Manchester should have come out victorious and Wilder was extremely fortunate to emerge with a draw.

That performance has earned the charismatic fighter a re-match with Wilder and that will take place later this year in New York.

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Emerge successful from that bout and it could lead to another blockbuster fight, this time against Anthony Joshua.

Taking away all his antics and mannerisms, it has to be said that Fury is someone that should be taken very seriously by his rivals.

Even more so, when you consider the shape he appears to be in currently, despite not officially having a fight lined up yet. See below:

Anyone that has an unbeaten record after 28 fights - with 19 knockouts - while taking on some of the biggest names in the heavyweight division is someone that demands respect.

Once questioned about his true dedication to the sport, Fury is arguably in the best shape of his career and is ready to make a big impact for a long while to come.

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