World Heavyweight Boxing champion Tyson Fury has given up red meat as he prepares for his rematch with Wladamir Klitschko that takes place next month. The Gypsy King, who defied all expectations to end the Ukranian's decade-long reign as world champion, has instead opted to include fish in his diet as he aims to lose weight ahead of the clash.
"It will be a different night in Manchester. Klitschko will have to try something different and I must change to be ready for him. It will be explosive and I must add power to my athleticism. So it might seem odd that I'm cutting out red meat. I used to love sitting down to a huge steak but now it's seafood and fish salad", said Fury, as quoted by DailyMail.
"It's got to a point where, if the man next to me at the restaurant is eating a big juicy steak, I'm like: Urgh, that's disgusting. And I feel fitter and sharper on a diet of fish. Not bloated any more. I don't like vegetables though. I have to force feed myself because of my job. The only ones I like are sweetcorn and mushy peas and potatoes."
Fury, who holds the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organisation (WBO) and the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) titles, won the initial bout after 12 rounds by an unanimous points decision.
The 27-year-old is putting in the extra yards and making sure he is training well to ensure that he is in perfect shape to face his opponent, who he knows will be gearing up to gain revenge.
"I train morning, afternoon and evening. Sometimes I hate having to go on the cross trainer for an extra hour at night. But I put a towel over the timer and think about boxing and how I am going beat Wladimir again. He would beat anyone else but me. I have destroyed him mentally and physically. When we meet he will see that I am massive. I will knock him out. I'm a bull."
Fury and Klitschko's re-match is scheduled to take place on 9 July at the Manchester Arena in England.