Tyson Fury Had A Genius Plan To Try And Stop Leaks From His Camp
Tyson Fury was so prepared for his fight with Deontay Wilder in February that he even had a genius plan to make sure no one in his camp leaked information.
The world heavyweight champion was absolutely brilliant in his win over Wilder earlier this year, putting to bed the controversy of their drawn first fight in December 2018.
Such was the Mancunian's preparation for the fight, he had a plan to make sure he could find out if anyone from his camp was leaking information to the Bronze Bomber, by faking injuries, according to trainer Andy Lee.
"He feigned injury or pretended to limp a little bit after the sparring session just to see what would happen.
"That's the type of level of deviousness you're dealing with, with him. Inside his own training camp where he'll put on a show and play act to see if anyone talks outside the camp."
If the 'injuries' were meant to fool other people then it partially backfired because even Lee was fooled by them for a moment. "One day he pretended to have a bicep injury, he pretended to shake out his hand after training and I was really concerned.
"He was like, 'Did you see what I did there? I was just messing around.'
"I was like 'Oh, this is a joke' - I was really concerned about his bicep but it wasn't a problem."
As well as coming up with a plan to be able to catch any moles, the 31-year-old prepared better than he ever had previously for his fight.
The Gypsy King even claimed he was 'masturbating seven times-a-day' and 'dipping his hands in petrol,' to create more testosterone and harden his hands, respectively.
Whether those two claims were jokes or not no one can actually be sure but Lee did praise his charges professionalism, adding, "Everyone says you have to take it with a pinch of salt, but he performed perfectly in training.
"He worked extremely hard, people might be surprised because they see the larger than life character, but when it comes to training he is very focused and very serious about what he does.
"He didn't cut any corners or allow any small treats or small mercies, he just stuck to his diet as strict as can be with his eating, his sleep and everything he did.
"Maybe he had to, because he knew the fight he was in, but it was worth it."
Fury won pretty much every minute of every round, causing two knockdowns, before the fight was eventually stopped in the seventh round.