Tyson Fury has been eating six meals a day – including a curry – in preparation for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
The heavyweight world champion recruited renowned nutritionist George Lockhart, who also works with Conor McGregor, to fuel him for his last year’s rematch with Wilder.
And Lockhart, who has been in Las Vegas with Fury ahead of tonight’s crunch clash, has spoken previously about his tried-and-tested methods.
“Each day I try to give Tyson a diverse group of food,” he told Sky Sports. “He has a different type of meat with every meal. From what I’ve heard in other camps he ate chicken and rice. Now we make crazy meals.
“He’s had the same meal just twice in the entire camp – a jambalaya that I made. He eats six times per day and, apart from that, hasn’t had the same meal twice.
“I would never make him something that he doesn’t like because I can find something similar in texture and taste which would fit their palate. If he doesn’t like something, he wouldn’t eat it.”
Fury will start every day with a cup of coffee and the rest of his meal plan will be dictated by his scheduled activities – but he will always have one chicken-based meal, one red meat-based and one fish-based.
He will typically eat a bowl of fruit with Greek yoghurt for breakfast with an emphasis on berries which provide antioxidants to help with recovery.
He has at least one portion of salmon each day and has a curry each day, although Fury eats red meat only every other day.
“There should be no reason to even want to cheat,” added Lockhart. “People think healthy food is not tasty. But he’s not hungry, he’s not craving anything because he has a diverse diet.
“He has dark chocolate, honey, sweets and spices, salts – his palate gets everything that it wants.
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“There haven’t been any issues. He has a strict regimen and is perfect to the schedule. He wakes up, eats, works out, comes back to eat, works out, eats, works out, eats again. Same thing every day.
“My job is to increase performance whether you’re a heavyweight or a welterweight. The point of a fight camp is not to make weight, it’s to get better at fighting.”
Fury has a long battled with his weight but has remained in fighting-fit condition since he beat Wilder 20 months ago.
And even as his third fight with Wilder was delayed on several occasions, Fury remained in shape, training alongside coach SugarHill Steward, brother Tommy and dad John.
“If you brutalise your body for eight weeks, training twice a day, six days a week, getting battered to bits in sparring by four or five different guys at a time, if you feel great, then you’re a bionic human being,” recalled Fury this week.