Story behind Tyson Fury’s weight loss transformation that saw him shed 8 stone

Tyson Fury stunned the world by stopping Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday night to complete one of the most admirable transformations in the history of sport.

Fury weighed in over a stone heavier than last time for the huge rematch, but considering he weighed over 400lbs just two years ago what's a stone here or there?

The Gypsy King reportedly underwent a 'dirty' version of the Keto diet, focusing on a low-carb, high-fat eating schedule resulting in an eventual total weight loss of eight stone (112lbs) on his road to recovery.

“Ben put me on a ketogenic diet, which meant mostly zero carbohydrates," Fury said with regard to his trainer Ben Davison.

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“This diet was going to help me shift the weight because it would force my body to seek fat to burn for fuel to give me energy to train.”

Fury's nutritionist torched fat by having the boxer consume over 5,000 calories a day. His meals included; rye bread, avocado and lean bacon.

Davidson also introduced Fury to a new drink to him keep hydrated during his gruelling training camps and also help on his protein intake after his sessions.

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The 31-year-old is rarely seen without the Wow Hydrate beverage – he even clasped a bottle as he walked into the MGM Garden arena with it before his rematch against Wilder.

"My essential drink is WOW HYDRATE, I never go anywhere without these babies," Fury told GQ.

"All you have to do is push and shake and there you are, it keeps me hydrated, full of electrolytes and it's sugar free.

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"Vitamins and minerals, so very essential to me, every training camp I have boxes and boxes and boxes shipped over and I use them throughout my day.

"They started sponsoring me last year some time, after that I'm never without them. I drink a lot of regular water about 8 litres a day when I'm in training camp but I drink alot of these too.

"Especially after a good work out it puts all the salts and electrolytes back into the body, very essential."

  • Deontay Wilder
  • Tyson Fury
  • Weight Loss

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