Tyson Fury relaxed ahead of Dillian Whyte title fight – ‘Everyone in my gym is a p***head’

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Tyson Fury seems more than relaxed ahead of his expected world title defence against Dillian Whyte next year, after revealing everybody in his gym is a ‘p***head’.

Fury successfully defended his WBC title against heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder thanks to an 11th round knockout in their trilogy showdown in Las Vegas back in October.

Following three fights with the Bronze Bomber, the 33-year-old will now expected to take on fellow Brit Whyte after the WBC eventually named the Body Snatcher his mandatory challenger.

Ahead of the bout though it seems the Gypsy King is taking a much more relaxed approach to his preparation, revealing the peculiar criteria that is required to train his gym.

Fury said: “Everyone in my gym is a p*** head and I will only have them if they are p***heads because you get the best out of them.”

The Gypsy King’s return to the top has been a remarkable one, having overcome mental health struggles and weight problems to become the best heavyweight on the planet.

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And he believes the key to success is not religious training in the gym, but instead a ‘don’t give a f*** attitude’.

Fury, as quoted by the Sun, said: “When you are Mr Straight-Lace you are not going to make it, you have to have a ‘don’t-give-a-f*** attitude and be ready to have a row even after a heavy night.

“The serious approach is not the best approach to boxing, I think it’s best if you don’t give a f***. If your nerves are rattling and your a***hole is twitching then you can’t win.”

Throughout his whirlwind career, the Gypsy King has been known not to take himself – or his training – too seriously, especially compared to some fellow heavyweight rivals in Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

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And, the Gypsy King believes that taking a serious approach to boxing doesn’t always mean you’ll make it big time.

“I don’t act like a professional and live in the gym for days a week because that doesn’t achieve anything.

“If you turn up on time, try your hardest and do your best, the sad truth is 99 percent of the time you still won’t make it. But if you are in the gym and still going out two or three times a week then you might make it.

“Championship boxing is a mindset, it is not about who trains the hardest or who lifts the heaviest weights, you have to enjoy yourself. If you don’t enjoy yourself then the sport becomes too serious and you end up losing.”

The Mancunian also spoke of an occasion where he drank a remarkable 15 pints of beer before heading into the ring for a sparring session with top heavyweight fighters.

He added: “I have often had 15 pints before 15 rounds of sparring and still smashed f*** out of somebody, if I am lying then God can strike me down.

“I remember one night I had 14 pints of Fosters and then sparred three top-ten heavyweights – and battered them all – that’s because I don’t take it all too seriously.”

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