Tyson Fury was drinking roughly 100 pints-a-week and even his wife thought he was too fat to make boxing comeback

'I had wings'

The heavyweight’s life spiralled out of control following his fantastic win against Wladimir Klitschko and he even contemplated suicide, but is fighting fit ahead of the Deontay Wilder clash

Tyson Fury’s wife told him he was too fat when he decided to make his return to the boxing ring.

The heavyweight is preparing for his third fight – a WBC title bout against Deontay Wilder – since deciding to make a comeback this year.

And, having achieved the ultimate high with his triumph over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, he went as low as you can get as his life spiralled out of control and he even tried to take his own life.

During his time away from the ring, Tyson Fury was drinking roughly 100 pints a week

During his time away from the ring, Tyson Fury was drinking roughly 100 pints a week

Fury also drank beer like it was going out of fashion and ballooned in size.

Speaking to American broadcaster Showtime, he said: “I rang my wife up and said to me wife: ‘I’m coming back to boxing’, to which she replied: ‘No, you’re not. You’re too fat!

“I was 400 pounds and counting. I’m stood here today at 259/260lbs.

“In England, we have pints of beer. It’s like a big thing, I used to drink 20 of them like four or five times a week.

“This belly was out here, this back was out here. I had wings on me.

“I’m disfigured for life. I’ve got stretch marks all over my body.”

Fury says his fitness has returned and is confident of beating Deontay Wilder in December

Fury says his fitness has returned and is confident of beating Deontay Wilder in December

For his upcoming fight with Wilder in Los Angeles on 1 December, Fury has based himself at Big Bear Lake in California where some of the most well known fighters have previously trained.

“Everything in Big Bear is three times harder. But when you come down [to normal altitude] you can work three times harder.

“I’ve been training up there for two weeks and feeling like dog s*** every day.

“I feel like I can’t do five rounds up there because I can’t breathe, so we wanted to see if I’m fit or not.

“We’ve come down and I’ve done 12 rounds here today at lightweight pace, and I smashed it. So I’m fit.”

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