Tyson Fury intends to remain healthy and stay out of trouble as he plots his way back to the top of the heavyweight division.
The 31-year-old Mancunian relinquished the belts he won against Wladimir Klitschko after much-publicised mental health problems and a ban for a failed drugs test.
Fury has one eye on a February rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder after their meeting last December finished in a controversial draw, but for now he has to focus on Saturday’s Las Vegas bout against relative unknown Otto Wallin.
And Fury, who has had previous weight problems and once ballooned to 28 stone, insists he is now in peak condition.
“I have changed my lifestyle, I have a new lease of life and it is training, eating well, sleeping well, drinking well and enjoying day-by-day as it comes,” he said.
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“My long-term plan is to keep healthy and stay out of trouble by being a good boy.”
Fury’s new fitness regime meant he was able to bring forward a fight date by a month in order to top the bill at the T-Mobile Arena on Mexican Independence weekend.
He was scheduled to fight in New York on October 6, but could not resist the lure of a return to Vegas after making his debut against Tom Schwarz in June.
“What people don’t know is I wasn’t supposed to box this weekend,” he added.
“When we heard that Canelo Alvarez wasn’t going to be fighting on Mexican Independence weekend we thought, ‘Damn, what a shock’ because this is a special weekend in Las Vegas for boxing.
“I thought the Mexican people are not going to have a main attraction so I decided to step in and bring my fight date four weeks closer just so the Mexican people could have a main event, a massive, superstar fighter boxing on this weekend.
“I was already very fit even a week into training camp. I always train twice a day now so it doesn’t matter how soon the fights come about I will always be ready.
“It is very hard, obviously, but when you get in the routine of it, it becomes very easy.”
The healthy lifestyle wasn't always for Fury, however, and he's recently revealed he drank FOUR PINTS of beers the night before his mega-clash with Wilder.
Speaking to Seconds Out, Fury said: “I drink beer while I’m at training camp, I had four pints of beer before the Wilder fight - the night before, didn’t do me any harm did it.”
When asked about this incident, Fury's trainer Ben Davison confirmed it was true.
He said: “He’s not lying, when I come down I was like ‘what the f*** is this,’ and he [Fury] was like, ‘they’re non-alcoholic.’
“I found out two days later that they weren’t non-alcoholic.”News Now - Sport News