Tyson Fury revealed why he’s not always in great shape, blaming it on his less-than-stellar opposition. What this means is Fury is blaming his opponents for his lack of professionalism rather than owning it.

Fury’s Excuse for Not Being in Top Shape

The Gypsy King Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) says if he’s not amped up for an opponent, he won’t train hard as he did for his clash against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk this Saturday night in Riyadh.

Of course, when you’ve paid $100 million for the Usyk fight, as his promoter Bob Arum states, that’s a good reason for Fury to train.

Still, the Gypsy King should have come in better shape for his last fight against Francis Ngannou, in which he was reportedly paid $50 million, and he came in at a career-high of 277 lbs.

Fury has been pocketing millions and that should have been enough reason for him to dedicate himself to his training. Where’s the sense of responsibility? Isn’t there any guilt at all?

When you’re getting paid the kind of money Fury is, he should be in top shape for every fight, not just the ones he’s excited about.

That lack of discipline Fury has is why it’s impossible to view him as the #1 heavyweight in the division and why he’ll likely lose to Usyk on Saturday, lose the rematch, and get beaten by Anthony Joshua.

“When I have a good dance partner, I can have a bit of training properly and then have a good fight. It’s hard for me to get up for people I don’t really rate,” said Tyson Fury to Queensberry, making an excuse for why he’s been heavy for so many years in not coming in top shape.”

If Fury didn’t feel that the journeymen Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte weren’t good dance partners, he should have told his promoter he didn’t want to fight them. He could have instead fought Joshua, Filip Hrgovic, and Martin Bakole.

“If you put the average men in front of me like the Chisoras and Dillian Whyte and Francis Ngannou, I’m not getting turned on. I’m definitely turned on for this one. You put me at the top of the world on a Las Vegas stage, and I look good. I always do,” said Fury.

The “Las Vegas Look”

– Otto Wallin
– Deontay Wilder x 2
– Tom Schwarz

These are not cream-of-the-crop heavyweights that Fury has fought in his four fights in Las Vegas. Anyone can look against that level of heavyweight.

With that level of opposition in Fury’s four Las Vegas fights, it’s understandable why he “always” looks good performing in that city. Those are poor heavyweights.

Usyk Earns a Rare Compliment

“I don’t think their [Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko] credentials match up to Oleksandr’s. I’m giving him the respect as a boxer. He came from a poor background and become a multi-millionaire in boxing like myself, and here we are, battling it out for all the marbles on Saturday night,” said Fury.

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