Tyson Fury’s diet for Deontay Wilder rematch as Brit bulked up

Tyson Fury may have lost 10 stone in order to return to the ring in 2018 following his three-year hiatus from the ring, but he's been bulking up for his rematch with Deontay Wilder .

Fury has long relied on his speed and slight-of-hand to to defeat his opponents and came close to outpointing Wilder 14 months ago only to be denied by the judges.

But on the eve of his win over Otto Wallin last September, Fury expressed concerns about his weight to his training team.

"Do you know what weight I was this morning?" he asked. "Eighteen stone, two pounds… it's light and I'm concerned about it.

"It's too light, maybe. I reckon if I'd done a run this morning or a bit of training I'd be 17st 12lb or something."

Fury went on to outpoint Wallin but not without suffering a scare in the third round when he was badly cut above his right eye.


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It still came as a shock however when he ditched trainer Ben Davison late last year, instead employing SugarHill Steward, nephew of the late, great Emanuel.

Fury also added George Lockhart to his squad and the renowned nutritionist, who has worked with Conor McGregor , set about overhauling the Brit's diet.

Fury has been eating six meals a day for the last two months while he has been training in Las Vegas.

His breakfast is often Greek yoghurt with berries before the first of his two lunches which might consist of salmon cakes with jalapenos.

Options for his second lunch include chicken skewers while Fury also has two dinners, the first of which might be a red meat curry.

All but one of Fury's meals contain meat and his last but one feast is often apple and cranberry stuffed pork.

He finishes the day with supper, which can be honey-glazed salmon with rice.

Fury has also ditched his bad habits, including the 20 to 30 cans of diet Coke he claims to have been drinking every day.

"Each day I try to give Tyson a diverse group of food," Lockhart told Sky Sports . "He has a different type of meat with every meal. From what I’ve heard in other camps he ate chicken and rice. Now we make crazy meals.

"He’s had the same meal just twice in the entire camp – a jambalaya that I made. He eats six times per day and, apart from that, hasn’t had the same meal twice.

"I would never make him something that he doesn’t like because I can find something similar in texture and taste which would fit their palate. If he doesn’t like something, he wouldn’t eat it.

"There should be no reason to even want to cheat. People think healthy food is not tasty. But he’s not hungry, he’s not craving anything because he has a diverse diet. He has dark chocolate, honey, sweets and spices, salts – his palate gets everything that it wants."

The ultimate aim was to add an extra stone in order to increase Fury's chances of KO'ing Wilder.

Tonight, we will discover if his plan worked.

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