Tyson Fury insists he is '30 to 40 per cent' BETTER than when he 'streamrolled' Deontay Wilder last time

TYSON FURY insists that he is '30 to 40 per cent' better than when he beat Deontay Wilder in February last year.

The Gypsy King produced a demolition job to nab the Bronze Bomber's WBC heavyweight belt last time out.

But after what would have been a unification bout with Anthony Joshua fell through, coupled with the summer's Wilder trilogy getting postponed due to Covid – Fury has faced a lengthy lay off.

The 33-year-old, however, insists that he is the better for it.

He told the Mail: "Deontay will find himself up against a Tyson Fury who is 30 to 40 cent better than the Tyson Fury who steamrolled him in the last fight.

"I haven’t wasted our 20 months out of the ring.

"I’ve worked non-stop to improve my boxing, my footwork, my jab. Everything.

"I’ve been an elite fighter for years but I’ve used the break to move up to an even higher echelon.


"I’m sure Deontay’s been trying hard to improve, too.

"He’s got a new trainer and he wants to get better.

"But while he will also have the biggest punch in the world, I can’t really see how he can make a big difference to his basic boxing.

"I hope he’s better. I hope he can give me a bigger challenge because we don’t want another beat down.

Me breaking him down and smashing him to bits again. Only quicker

"‘I love boxing and we all want good fights. Anyway, if we’ve both improved then the outcome should be the same.

"Me breaking him down and smashing him to bits again. Only quicker."

Fury has worked hard to keep himself hydrated in the desert heat as he prepares for the Las Vegas fight, admitting that he drinks a GALLON of water a day.

He added: "Well over a gallon a day.

"Hydration is a vital key to performance. Your body is 75 per cent water. And I’ve got a big body. Must keep watering.

"One per cent dehydration equals a 20 per cent drop in performance. It is hard to drink this much. You have to keep running to relieve yourself."

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