Fans have expressed their concern on social media after a video emerged of Fury sparring Parker in training where some claimed he has “gained” weight
Fans have expressed concerns about Tyson Fury’s weight after footage was released of a sparring session with Joseph Parker.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is currently preparing for his next boxing exploit which he is hoping will take place in either March or April.
He is hoping to have his WBC mandatory defence against Dillian Whyte confirmed but talks have stalled with purse bids now delayed until Friday.
Fury has been body sparring with friend and heavyweight star Parker.
However fans expressed concern over Fury’s weight with one fan posting : “Understand why Fury doesn’t want to fight Dillian Whyte he has gained some real weight.”
Another commented: “Looks like he enjoyed Christmas a lot too.”
One fan wrote: “Fury looking well out of shape again even for his non defined physique.”
Another fan agreed: “Fury looks like he’s over 300lbs. He is massive.”
One fan joked: “Still looking like a fat blob. Watch, he’ll fight Charr next. He won’t even take on Helenius.”
A fan compared his size to Parker : “Fury looks like a mammoth against Parker and Parker is a full blown heavyweight ….you lot really think Usyk will beat him.”
Fury’s weight ballooned during his time out of boxing previously in where he suffered with mental health issues, but he was able to make a comeback and turn his life around to become the heavyweight division’s leading star again.
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Fury has even mocked his previous weight by comparing his record in the sport to domestic rival Anthony Joshua despite their vastly different physiques.
Despite his alleged weight gain, Fury plans to compete three times in 2022 and is eyeing the completion of a deal with Whyte so he can look towards a potential undisputed fight with victory.
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has admitted that negotiations are delayed but is confident that they can find an alternative opponent in Robert Helenius or Manuel Charr.
“Fury wants to fight and wants to fight sooner rather than later. We can look around, get a good, decent opponent for him to fight if Whyte isn’t available. You’ve got guys like Robert Helenius and Manuel Charr.
“You just look at the rankings and pick a couple of guys from the rankings who would make decent opponents. I think unless an agreement is reached with Dillian Whyte, it [the purse bid] will go ahead sometime in the coming week.”