Tyson Fury shows off his huge belly at Hatton’s gym
By Scott Gilfoid: Judging by a photo this week taken at Ricky Hatton’s boxing gym, Tyson Fury has a long ways to go before he can reach optimal conditioning needed for him to have a chance to find success in his comeback to the sport.
(Photo credit: Ricky Hatton’s Twitter)
“Me and my mate Tyson Fury at Hatton gym today. Both in the shape of our lives. Bring it on,” said Hatton on his Twitter.
After looking at this photo all I can say is no wonder Eddie Hearn wants to put together the Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight as quick as possible. Hearn has got to figure that Joshua will have a cake walk beating Fury with him being so huge.
Hatton posted a photo of himself posing with Fury at his gym, and it looks abundantly clear that Tyson has longs to go before he can get back into the ring. The photo shows Fury, looking like a middle-aged man, with the type of midsection that will never see thin again. Given how fat Fury looks, I’m not sure that he’s going to be able to take weight off without doing something drastic.
If Fury is willing to take a year and use that time to burn off his pendulous belly, he might be able to get the weight off by late 2018. I just don’t know. He’s looking really fat in a way that suggests that might have already passed the point of no return.
If Fury fights IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in 2018, I don’t see him winning that fight or even being competitive. Fury needs a lot of time to work his way back, and he appears to be in a rush to get back and take the fight with the 28-year-old Joshua.
”Promise you don’t let Tyson Fury’s look fool you. Given more time. What I’ve seen the last few weeks. Watch this space. Trust the Hitman,” said Hatton on his social media site.
It’s been 2 years since Fury last fought inside the ring in beating former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko by a 12 round decision. Fury has been living it up ever since then.
Fury is supposed to have a hearing with the UK Anti-Doping agency in December for them to decide whether he can return to boxing or not. However, even if Fury is given clearance to continue to fight by the UK Anti-Doping agency, it doesn’t mean that he’ll be able to fight again. The British Boxing Board of Control would still need to give Fury the green light to continue as well. If they don’t give Fury back his boxing license, then he’s going to need to figure out an alternative plan for resuming his career.
— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) November 23, 2017