In a clip that’s more stag-do than sparring, the heavyweight world champ shows his (sort of) record-breaking power.
The latest on the potential December 3 fight with Anthony Joshua is that it is 90% there. The plans seemed to come from nothing but a good old-fashioned call out by Tyson Fury, and things escalated from there.
Terms have been agreed, contracts received, and broadcasters notified. By all accounts, it seems that ‘AJ’ will challenge Fury for his WBC belt next, despite coming off the back of successive losses to Oleksandr Usyk.
How is Fury gearing up for it? By battering one of those machines commonly found in clubs and carnivals.
The video, posted by former-fighter-turned-trainer, Andy Lee, sees Fury’s left hand outpoint the high score. It also features a delighted Joseph Parker.
Tyson Fury obliterating the punch machine challenge with a huge left hook today…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 14, 2022
Once called pillow-fisted by Deontay Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ has certainly been focusing more on his power punching in recent years. He repaid Wilder by knocking him out twice in a row.
Many point to Fury’s partnership with trainer SugarHill Steward as the point in his career he really started to sit down on his shots and seek knockouts.
Steward is a keeper of the Kronk style. His uncle Emanuel, out of the Kronk Gym in Detroit, guided such fighters as Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko, and Andy Lee himself.
Whilst there’s not much to dissect boxing wise, the playful clip shows the power that Fury will need to utilise should he stick to his prediction of ‘cleaning out’ Joshua in rounds six or seven.