Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Gypsy King's physique 8 days before fight

Tyson Fury 8 days from Whyte fight

We are now less than a week away from Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte.

Anticipation is high and the whole world of boxing is on tenterhooks.

Video footage has now emerged on Reddit of the Gypsy King eight days out from the bout, sharpening his tools in training and looking a little slimmer than some of us first expected.

This comes as a surprise to boxing fans, as Tyson openly told media that he was planning on fighting Whyte at his heaviest ever weight.

Fury said: “I am going to try and come in and my heaviest weight of all time. For the biggest fight in my biggest crowd, you are going to see the biggest Tyson Fury – I am going to try and come in like a man mountain.

“I am going to come in heavier than 19 stone 10 – I am going to be the heaviest world champion ever.”

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Fury’s nutritionist George Lockhart claimed that boxing fans will be “shocked” when Fury steps on the scales during the weigh in.

“You won’t even have to see the number on the scale. When you see him, you’ll know exactly what he’s been doing this whole time.”

The claim from the world champion suggests that he will look to be the aggressor against Whyte, sitting in the pocket and outboxing his opponent.

In last year’s emphatic trilogy against Deontay Wilder, Fury weighed in at a career-high weight of 19-stone eight pounds and dominated proceedings by knocking the American out in the 11th round.

Tyson Fury's physique for Dillian Whyte fight
Tyson Fury’s physique for Dillian Whyte fight
Tyson Fury's physique for Dillian Whyte fight
Tyson Fury’s physique for Dillian Whyte fight

Recent training footage has emerged of the Gypsy King showing off his fast hands in some intense rounds of shadowboxing. It’s evident that he looks much leaner than he first claimed, a lot less like the “man-mountain” he described during his media obligations.

Does this perhaps mean that he is resulting to a stick and move style, rather than trying to walk Whyte down and bulldoze through him?

Needless to say, Fury is in some serious shape. Looking fit, healthy and sharp; a lot lighter than his previous bout with Wilder.

Tyson Fury interview pre-fight
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Tyson Fury interacts with promoter Frank Warren during the Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

With a perfect unbeaten record, these days it’s hard to doubt the Brit. Fury fans can be rest assured that whatever weight he plans on entering the ring at, it’s all for good reason.

All eyes are now turned towards the weigh-in on Friday night, where Fury will reveal the current shape he’s in.

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