- Tyson Fury has opened up he drank beer before his first fight against Deontay Wilder
- The two fighters ended the bout in a stalemate after their 12 rounds heavyweight encounter
- Fury came back two years later to dethrone the Bronze Bomber and become the new WBC champion
WBC champion Tyson Fury has revealed that he took a break from his preparations towards Deontay Wilder's fight in 2018 to have a beer.
The 31-year-old despite jumping into the title challenge was said to have been unfortunate not to be crowned winner at the end of the 12th round.
Fury added that he ended up having a dring and went to bed early and the following day, he had a very good fight.
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The Briton revealed to WBC Talks: "When I was boxing Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles, 2018, it was the night before the fight. “I had this urge to go downstairs and have a beer.
“So, I thought, ‘You know what, I’m fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world, my body’s telling me I want a beer, I’m gonna go downstairs and have one.’
“I called up my buddy who organises things for me – Tim. “I said, ‘Tim, meet me downstairs in five minutes at the bar.’
“He said, ‘What?’ “I said, ‘Tim, meet me downstairs in five minutes.’ “I go downstairs and I get two beers, one for me, one for my buddy, Tim. he told Talk Sport.
“He said, ‘What are you doing, you’re fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world tomorrow night.’
“I was like, ‘Listen, the old-time greats, they used to have brandies and used to get absolutely sackless drunk before championship fights.’
“So I thought, ‘If I can’t have a beer, I’ll be right.’ “I ended up having a beer, I felt good, went to bed, got an early night. “And I felt great the next day and I put up a good fight.”
When they met 14 months later in the rematch, a fully match-fit and fully sober Fury knocked Wilder out within seven rounds.
Legit.ng earlier reported that WBC champion Tyson Fury is willing to give up his heavyweight title in a bid to secure a fight with countryman Anthony Joshua.
The British-born boxers recently reached a doubleheader agreement to stage an epic unification bout next year - this will help crown the first undisputed champion in the sport.
Lennox Lewis, 54, was the last boxer to have attained the status of the undisputed heavyweight world champion 20 years ago.
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