Former heavyweight Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) says he’s planning on losing 7 stones [98 pounds] in just 7 weeks’ time to get down to his old fighting weight of the 250s for his comeback in 2018.
Losing 100 lbs. in just 7 weeks sounds like an insane thing for Fury to do.
Fury is supposed to be taking a couple of tune-up fights in 2018 before he loses to face IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in a big money mega-fight at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Fury has lost weight though from what appeared to be a high of 400 pounds. Let’s be honest here; getting down from 350 to 250 will still be extremely hard for Fury to do, especially if he’s serious about wanting to lose the weight in just 7 weeks.
It’s unclear whether a heavyweight has ever lost the kind of weight that Fury is looking to lose and coming back to win a world title. George Foreman was said to be in the 350 regions when he started his comeback in the 1980s.
Foreman came back and won a heavyweight world title weighing in the 250s. However, Foreman didn’t get as heavy as Fury, so it’s hard to compare the two. I don’t think anyone has ever been as heavy as Fury and come back to win a world title. That doesn’t mean it can’t be done. It just means it’s going to be tough on Fury.