Before his four-stone weight loss, Raymond van Barneveld weighed more than Tyson Fury.


Before losing four stone, Raymond van Barneveld was heavier than Tyson Fury.

Raymond van Barneveld, a darts legend, once revealed that he weighed 21 stone, which was more than current WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder weighed for his trilogy bout with him.

Before slimming down, darts legend Raymond van Barneveld weighed more than current WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.

Van Barneveld admitted that he began to lose weight in order to keep up with the ‘young guns’ of darts.

The Dutchman revealed that before losing weight, he weighed 135kg (21stone), while Fury weighed 125kg (19stone) for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder last year.

Fury, who underwent a remarkable weight loss journey himself, was able to defeat Wilder and retain his title.

Van Barneveld, on the other hand, continued his career after coming out of retirement, qualifying for the PDC’s Q-School and regaining his professional tour card.

In 2015, the Dutchman revealed, “I try to avoid carbohydrates like bread, rice, and pasta.”

“‘I’ll only take it once a day,’ I tell myself.

As a result, I eat an egg, salmon, meat, or fish in the morning.

“I then eat meat or fish in the afternoon.”

I eat carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, pasta, or bread in the evening.

“So far, I’ve lost 28kg (4st 5lbs).”

It took me three to four years to complete.”

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“It’s made a huge difference.”

“Everyone tells you that you’ve lost a lot of weight and that you’re getting smaller and smaller.’

“It’s much better for my eyes, and it’s much better for my blood sugar levels.”

“However, when I was 135kg (21stone), I played a lot better – and I won a lot more!”

Prior to his comeback fight, Fury underwent a remarkable physical transformation.

In 2020, Fury shared a rare photo of himself weighing over 400 pounds on Instagram, captioning it, “When someone says you can’t do something, look at this and remember anything is possible.”

“This is me, weighing in at over 400 pounds.”

Fury lost ten pounds in a year and went on to beat Wilder twice, who had previously been undefeated.


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