Tyson Fury looking flabby, Anthony Joshua has great chance
By Scott Gilfoid: A flabby-looking Tyson Fury unveiled his pear-shaped physique on Friday in taking a dip in the frigid sea ahead of his June fight against Anthony Joshua.
It was troubling to observe the sad state of Fury’s health, as he looks like he’s been training on a diet of cream cakes, sweet pies, and other assorted tasty delicacies.
While IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) has been hard at work training daily, it looks like Fury has been busy at the kitchen table.
What this tells Gilfoid is that Fury isn’t mentally 100% ready to take on Joshua in June or whenever. You hate to say it, but I figured this was going to happen with Fury. It’s in keeping with his history.
When Fury picks up a big win, he REALLY unwinds and lets himself go physically.
The weight will be Fury’s excuse to explain away the loss to Joshua, and he’s basically getting fans prepared by showing off his horrible physique ahead of time. It’s pretty smart, actually. You got to give Fury credit for that.
Arum wants Hearn to pipe down
“Yeah, I agree,” said Bob Arum of Top Rank to iFL TV when asked if he called Hearn to tell him to stop talking about the Fury vs. Joshua fight in the media.
“There’s a provision in the agreement that the participants won’t talk about it until the deal is done and there’s a joint announcement. We intend on adhering to that, and I know Eddie’s own people have chastised him for already violating that.
“Eddie has to be quiet until this deal is finally done. We’re making great progress. He has pros representing him on his side, Joshua’s side, and we have terrific lawyers on our side.
“When we exchange drafts with Matchroom, Matchroom then marks it up, and gradually that’s how you work a big deal, you narrow the issues.
“We’re certainly narrowing them. So on our side, when we have our conferences, we have the lawyer for Tyson Fury. We have Frank’s lawyer, Top Rank’s lawyer, and Frank and myself. That’s the team.
“So when we go back to Matchroom with our comments, they have been vetted by everybody on our team. So that makes it easier for Matchroom clearly.
“They don’t have to deal with five different entities. They just deal with us and our lawyer, why they know deals with everybody on our side,” said Arum.
It doesn’t look like Hearn intends on closing his yap about the Fury vs. Joshua fight, so Arum is going to have to live with it.
Hearn is going to be blabbering about the Fury – Joshua fight regardless, and it’s only going to get worse once the thing is announced.
Gilfoid hopes Hearn keeps an even keel if Joshua runs into a bit of trouble during the fight. But with the looks of Fury’s physique, he won’t have any worries about that.
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