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 in the boxing gym 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.