Tyson Fury Reveals Bizarre Method To Toughen Up His Hands For Deontay Wilder Fight
Tyson Fury claims that dipping his hands in petrol for five minutes a day is going to make his hands tougher for his rematch with Deontay Wilder.
The two heavyweights will fight for a second time on February 22nd, after a controversial draw in their first meeting 14 months ago, and Fury is promising to knock his opponent out this time.
As part of his preparation for the fight the undefeated Brit has claimed he's making his hands tougher. Speaking to Gareth A Davies, Fury revealed a bizarre method for doing so, saying, "I was speaking to an old legendary bare-knuckle fighter from the travelling community, he's called Big Joe Joyce.
"He told me about dipping his hands in petrol, to toughen them up.
"So for this fight I'll be dipping my hands in petrol for five minutes a day during the last three or four weeks of the training camp to really toughen them up. It worked for him, so I'm going to give it a try."
Fury dominated for much of the first fight, which was just his third appearance back in the ring after a three year hiatus, but was twice knocked down by the American, first in the ninth round and again in the 12th.
The Gypsy King still believed he'd done enough to win the fight but the judges scored it a draw. The 31-year-old doesn't want it to go to the judges again and at the initial press conference claimed he would knock the Bronze Bomber out, saying, "You are going to sleep in two rounds. I keep having the same dream about round two. I am playing poker and I get dealt the number two card. He is getting knocked out in round two, 100 per cent."
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Dipping his hands in petrol isn't the only unconventional method that Fury is taking up ahead of the rematch in Las Vegas.
The lineal heavyweight champion revealed last month that he's masturbating seven times a day ahead of the fight, saying, "I'm masturbating seven times a day, keep my testosterone pumping. I've gotta keep active, testosterone flowing. Don't want the levels to go down"
Fury has also changed trainers ahead of the rematch, swapping Ben Davison for Sugar Hill Steward, with the American having a reputation for training knockout boxers.
Whatever happens in Vegas in a few weeks time there's no doubt that the Manchester born boxer has done everything possible to be ready for the fight.