Tommy Fury has bulked up considerably since his win over Jake Paul – one of the most successful novice boxing bouts the sport has ever seen.
Fury beat Paul over the eight-round distance in Saudi Arabia, displaying good enough fundamentals to move through the rounds untroubled outside of a flash knockdown from the American.
He was emotional in the ring afterwards, relieving all of the pressure that was put on him by family and fans in the extended build up to the contest.
With a new baby and a big payday, the 23-year-old has been enjoying himself ever since, as showcased in a recent outing with former World’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall.
In the video, Fury claimed to have “put on three stone in four weeks.” He and Hall ate 9000 calories before exchanging body shots in the gym.
Fans of the the 9-0 fighter and reality TV star commented on his out of camp physique, claiming that it was a sign he wouldn’t be back in the ring anytime soon.
One called him ‘Tummy Fury’ and compared his fluctuating weight to that of his half brother and world heavyweight champion, Tyson. Most, though, said that he was ‘living well’, joking that it was a typical ‘dad bod.’
Fury weighed in at 184.5lb before his fight with Paul. One thing the size will bode well for is the prize Fury was awarded for winning. Not the trophy belt, but the official WBC Cruiserweight ranking.
The sanctioning body’s insistence to include the victor in the 200lb contenders list was made stranger given the contest was set at 185lb, but it appears Fury has no problem bulking up further, even though he has previously been fighting his campaign at light heavyweight.
Despite having a foot on the ladder of the professional route, Fury is expected to keep his fling with crossover boxing alive. Paul has a rematch clause that’s his to activate, with many people believing it’s his only option if he wants to be taken seriously as a fighter.
If he doesn’t, it’s understood Fury will pursue a fight with KSI – a UK YouTube personality who has a long-running feud with Paul.