Tyson Fury is a British-born heavyweight champion boxer who has regained his title and become very wealthy.
At first glance, the 6ft 9in tall Fury cuts an unlikely dad-bod figure for the boxing world, used to seeing shorter, chiseled physiques in the ring.
The quick-witted Gypsy King talks with a strong northern English accent that conceals a tender, charming family man.
And to add another layer to Fury's profile, the Samson-like character overcame depression, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse to regain his WBC title after early career success.
Fury's strict daily routine keeps him in good health between fights and heightens when he preps for fights, including boxing, strength and conditioning work, and recovery.
His routine has helped him overcome his demons and heighten his overpowering boxing ability – ultimately leading to victories over Klitschko and Deontay Wilder in the ring and an impressive net worth in excess of $100 million.
- On the run-up to a big fight, Fury trains six days a week, with Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays focused on boxing and technique training.
- Wednesday and Saturday are dedicated to recovery and intense strength and conditioning work.
- Fury stays active between fights and follows a strict diet plan (which he sometimes strays from).
Fury starts his day with a breakfast of fruit and Greek yogurt, which is high in antioxidants and helps him feel strong and energized for his morning training sessions.
Fury's mornings are dedicated to technique training, which focuses on honing his skills and improving his performance in the ring. This typically lasts for a few hours and is followed by a break for lunch.
Before his training sessions, Fury also consumes a pre-workout shake that includes beta-alanine and caffeine to help him stay focused and energized.
George Lockhart, who has worked with Fury to get in shape, told Planet Sport, "At the beginning, it was a rough estimate by fat percentage, height, weight, and age, but after working with him, you get to see how well his body responds to certain foods and how he feels — if he's eating too much or not eating enough."
"In terms of calories, it's different each day. He does well eating before workouts. A lot of people need to eat two or three hours before they work out, but Tyson only needs an hour before he works out, and he feels great during the workout. Tyson's not really a big eater. Calories right now, if I work the mean out, it's about 2,800 calories a day."
In the afternoons, Fury engages in sparring sessions with other boxers. This training is physically demanding and helps Fury prepare for his upcoming fights. After sparring, Fury does core work and stretching with his strength and conditioning coach.
During his training sessions, Fury also consumes a shake that includes branched-chain amino acids, creatine, and sugar to help maintain his energy levels and support muscle recovery.
In the evenings, Fury rests and recovers from his training sessions. He follows a strict diet plan to help him maintain weight and support his physical conditioning.