Former heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has thrown his weight behind the current world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr to defeat Anthony Joshua again.
It will be recalled that the two boxers are set for a re-match in Saudi Arabia on December 7 with the WBA, WBO and IBF titles on the line.
However, Fury believes the contest will probably end in favour of Ruiz just as it did the first time. Fury said this on the True Geordie podcast.
“Now, I know they’ve both lost some weight and whatever and they’ve had more time to prepare and they’ve changed a few things in the training team and the training camp. And they will have different game plans and different approaches, but Mike Tyson said it and it is very true; ‘Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.’
“And it is so true because you can be working on something for ages and then you work on it, work on it, work on it and then you get tagged. And that’s it; you go back to how you once was and you want to fight and that’s exactly what I see happening,’ Fury said.
Speaking further, Fury noted that body shape may not be a major determinant in the outcome of the match, neither is it a great factor in heavyweight boxing.
He listed hard work and determination as major factors that will determine the outcome of the match.
‘There are three rules to boxing; train hard, eat well and get your rest,” Fury added.
“Especially for heavyweights, there’s nothing else. Because when you want to start implementing all these different technologies into your game – improvements, 1% here and there – it’s a load of s***e, to be honest with you.
“It’s all mental, it’s all in the mind. I believe if you get all those people and if you think, and if you believe, that they are going to improve you then they probably will.
“But I believe there is no substitute for hard work and dedication for the job and that is it. And now when my nutritionist says ‘we want you to eat this or that’ I say ‘No, I’m’ going to have a Mars bar, a chocolate biscuit and a cup of coffee with ten sugars.’
“Because it’s not going to alter my performance because I am a heavyweight and if you’ve got anything to say about it, go and watch the Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua fight.”
Source: Naija News