TYSON FURY shed almost 10 stone before his second of three fights with Deontay Wilder, sticking to a gruelling regime imposed by then-trainer Ben Davison.
The Gypsy King secured his status as one of boxing’s greats with a spectacular win over bitter enemy Deontay Wilder on Saturday night. Fury delivered a thrilling 11th round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Fury’s win looked unthinkable just a few years ago, when he battled addiction and mental health troubles. After beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury’s mental health deteriorated.
He told Rolling Stone in October 2016: “I’m a manic depressive. I don’t even want to wake up.
“I hope I die every day. And that’s a bad thing to say when I’ve got three children and a lovely wife isn’t it? But I don’t want to live anymore.”
He added: “I just hope someone kills me before I kill myself. I’ll have to spend eternity in hell.
“I’ve been out drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine. I can’t deal with it and the only thing that helps me is when I get drunk out of my mind.”
He tipped the scales at a whopping 400 lbs (181 kgs) just over two years after becoming world champion.
Fury put his trust in trainer Ben Davison to help shed the pounds. Davison flew Fury and his family out to the sunny shores of Marbella and imposed a strict diet.
In Fury’s book ‘Behind the Mask’, he wrote: “We finally got to Marbella on New Year’s Eve 2017 and I had an Indian meal with my family and some friends, including Dave Reay, who had come along as support for me which I really appreciated.
“It was the last supper before seven weeks of very hard, disciplined work.
“Ben put me on a ketogenic diet, which meant mostly zero carbohydrates.
“This diet was going to help me shift the weight because it would force my body to seek fat to burn for fuel to give me energy to train.”
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carb diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
The reduction in carbohydrates puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis, during which your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy.
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