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Fitness & Health

21st Dec 2018

Tommy Fury is in frankly outrageous shape for his professional debut

Tyson's younger brother has been putting in work

Darragh Murphy

No wonder Tyson Fury has stopped with all the bodybuilder jibes aimed at Anthony Joshua because Fury’s own brother might be in even better shape than ‘AJ’

Nobody knows what to expect from Tommy Fury on Saturday night, when he makes his professional debut after a brief stint as an amateur.

What we do know is that Tommy Fury has been working under the legendary Ricky Hatton in Manchester, he has boxing in his blood and he is in incredible physical condition.

While Tyson has earned plenty of deserved praise for his remarkable weight loss, the undefeated heavyweight has never had the same kind of physique as his little brother.

Tommy rightly flaunted what he has worked hard on when he took to the scales on Friday ahead of his debut in the paid ranks.

The 19-year-old flexed like a bodybuilder as he tipped the scales at 12st 11lbs 8oz on the eve of his clash with the unfancied Latvian Jevgenijs Andrejevs, who did not weigh in at the official ceremony at Manchester Central.

“Without Tyson I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today and I thank Tyson for it,” Fury told JOE last week.

“It’s maximum motivation, isn’t it? Looking at someone who’s been brought up the same way as you and he’s gone on to achieve such great things.

“It’s taught me that if I just stay dedicated, stay loyal and keep my feet on the ground then it’s possible to accomplish anything.”

Fury will open the televised undercard of Frank Warren’s end-of-year show on Saturday evening and is heavily favoured to coast to 1-0 as a pro.

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