Dmitriy Salita, a former training partner of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has revealed that the British boxer is in the condition of his career.
Fury had been expecting to take on Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia later this year, with the prize of becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world on offer.
However, after he was ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for the third time, and the American refused to stand aside, Fury will be taking on the former WBC champion instead.
Though Fury was not successful in securing the mega-bout he was after, he’s not allowed it to dampen his spirits, or so claims former training partner Dmitriy Salita.
Salita, speaking to MyBettingSites, has provided some in-depth insight into the nature of Fury’s training camp and just what incredible condition the heavyweight is in at current.
“I have just been in Miami with Tyson and he is in great shape for Wilder next month. I went to the gym and he did 15 rounds straight with no break – he’s training hard, in phenomenal condition and great spirits.”
“From a purely boxing point of view he looks like he’s ready to fight next week. He’s in great shape; strength-wise, cardio-wise, skill-wise. timing-wise. He’s never going to be Mr Olympia, but don’t judge the book by the cover.”
“The gym in Florida is like 97 degrees with humidity. After a couple of rounds the floor of the ring really heats up and then the ceiling heats up. It’s close to being a sauna.”
“For a little 140 pounder like me it’s challenging, but for a guy like that – as big as he is – it shows he’s in phenomenal shape to be able to do 15 rounds in those conditions. He’s a truly world-class athlete in every sense of the word.”
“Tyson has been training throughout the whole process to get better, learning new things. And he’s so mentally strong that I don’t see ring rust or being out of a ring as a problem. At that level it may even help him against Deontay. I don’t see how being out of the ring has hurt him based on what I saw in the gym.”
As reported by the Mirror, the pair will be going toe-to-toe at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 24th. Fury will be able to prove what good shape he’s in by knocking Wilder out, again.
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