Tyson Fury claims he drank "two pints" moments before first Deontay Wilder fight

Tyson Fury has revealed he drank a couple of pints before he stepped into the ring with Deontay Wilder for their first fight back in 2018.

The world heavyweight champion is currently training his brother Tommy ahead of his clash with former YouTuber Jake Paul next month.

Speaking about his training methods, Fury claimed that there's nothing wrong with having a few drinks and says he's encouraging his brother to think the same.

The Gypsy King says he believes that drinking "relaxes you" and teaches fighters not to be too strict with themselves.

"[Drinking] relaxes you when you're in training camp and it teaches you not to be so strict. It teaches you to relax and enjoy, and that's what it's about," Fury said.

"Back in the past like men used to fight 20 or 30 rounds. They'd have a bottle of brandy before they went out there and had a fight.

"So no one can tell me, not one nutritionist, conditioner, whatever they wanna call themselves, all this new science stuff today.

"I've got that old school mentality. Before Wilder 1, I went downstairs and had two pints. Because I felt like it.

"Didn't do me any harm, did it?"

Fury faced Wilder in the first of their epic trilogy of fights in December 2018, just over two years after the Englishman relinquished his world titles due to mental health problems.

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Both men went in to the fight undefeated and although fans felt Fury had done enough to claim victory, the bout ended in a split draw.

Having spent over three years away from boxing and after ballooning to 30 stone, Fury's comeback was heralded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

The two fought again in 2020, with Fury winning via technical knockout in the seventh round to win the WBC and The Ring titles, and he consolidated his dominance over the American by beating him again in October in their trilogy fight.

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