REVEALED: Tyson Fury is consuming a staggering FIVE THOUSAND calories a day to fuel up for his trilogy clash with Deontay Wilder, as his diet guru backs him to show the hunger to finish the job inside three rounds
- Tyson Fury is preparing to take on Deontay Wilder for the third and final time
- His personal chef and nutritionist has revealed secrets behind his diet in camp
- Brit is wolfing down stacks of meat, chicken, fish and fruit ahead of trilogy fight
- Fury’s camp are happy for him to weigh in 20lbs heavier than their last meeting
- Diet guru George Lockhart says Wilder will be lucky to make it past third round
Tyson Fury is gulping down a whopping 5,000 calories a day in order to give him maximum firepower for Saturday’s trilogy fight with arch-rival Deontay Wilder, his personal diet guru has revealed.
Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward said this week that he is happy to see the Gypsy King come in 20lbs heavier than the last time the two heavyweight rivals met in February 2020, when the Brit won via a brutal seventh-round knockout to claim the WBC title.
And Fury’s renowned long-time nutritionist George Lockhart has revealed the magic menu – loaded with stacks of meat, chicken, fish and fruit – he reckons will give his man the extra strength for another win over his bitter rival, while predicting Wilder will be lucky to make it past the third round as a result.
Tyson Fury has been eating 5000 calories a day to beef up for showdown with Deontay Wilder
Fury is set to come in 20lbs heavier than he was for his second fight with Wilder
‘What (Tyson) eats is dictated by the activities of the day,’ Lockhart told Coffee Friend.
‘But one thing that’s constant every single day is he has: one fish, one chicken, and one red meat throughout the day in each one of his meals.
‘It might go up and it might go down but he consumes about 5,000 calories a day.
‘He doesn’t have any cheat meals, he does not really crave anything. He also gets things like yoghurts and fruit bowls, so we give him tons of antioxidants.
‘He gets those with the fruit but through the coffee as well, which is great at getting rid of pre-radicals. When you workout as much as Tyson does you create a lot of pre-radicals. We want to make sure we keep that stress down and keep him healthy.’
Fury’s team says he’s been piling in the calories to be even stronger for his third and final fight
Fury weighed in at 273lbs for his rematch win over Wilder but his trainer Steward said of the 33-year-old’s projected weight heading into this week’s fight: ‘It’s not going to be 300lbs, it’s probably going to be like 290 or something but not 300 exactly.
‘Heavier than last time by 20lbs or so, why not? The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger. He’s training with that weight, he’s built up.
‘It’s not like he’s just putting on fat, it’s building up muscles. The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger.’
And diet specialist Lockhart, a former US marine, who has previously worked with Conor McGregor and is himself a former MMA fighter, is confident Fury’s controlled power-food intake will give him that extra edge at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas this weekend.
‘I have seen first hand in camp that Tyson Fury keeps on getting better and better,’ he said.
‘If I’m being honest, while I know Wilder is a big puncher – and this is a bold statement – if Wilder makes it out of the third round I’ll be shocked. ‘
Fury beat Wilder in impressive fashion to claim his WBC heavyweight title last year
Lockhart also revealed Fury is a huge coffee fan and uses it to help him to focus on his performance and mental health.
‘Coffee is a huge deal to Tyson. Him and SugarHill bought this $1500 coffee machine, it’s insane,’ he said.
‘I thought all coffee tasted the same until I tried it. It helps him out with focus and energy levels.’