In our recent meeting and interview with Tyson Fury, we also spoke to his new trainer and the heavyweights uncle Peter Fury, who has been coaching Tyson since his last two fights against Martin Rogan and Vinny Maddalone, both 5th round knockouts which took his record to 19-0 with 14 KO’s.
Peter who has run his own gym for years and has been coaching his son Hughie to great amateur success recently among others, as taken his nephew under his wing and the transformation in Tyson’s boxing and his general attitude is very evident. 

Peter Fury with heavyweight nephew Tyson

Peter has worked tirelessly with Tyson on his technique, especially the jab, which Fury admits to never really knowing how to throw properly. The main work with Tyson, as his many trainers before have found, is keeping him focused and shedding the stones he has piled on in-between his fights, through his obvious lack of discipline to his sport.

But now at 24, it seems that Tyson has finally settled down, he is happy in his self, the weight is under control and his boxing is showing the benefit and that coincides with Peter’s involvement in his life and career.

They are currently basing their main camp in Belgium / Holland where Tyson is away from any distractions at home and is living boxing on his mission to win the heavyweight championship of the world. One of the other reasons for their European camp is that Tyson has an abundance of big heavyweight MMA sparring partners, who are under the instruction to ‘Knock him out!’ – Peter explains that these fighters are all big names in the MMA world and give Tyson plenty of tough gym rounds. Peter is a friend of a Russian MMA promoter who has been supplying an abundance of big men who can bang hard and can take big shots says Peter.

Tyson is on a strict diet and training routine now and works with Peter three times a day on his development and in preparation for his next fight, which looks like being against former WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev in November 2012.

Peter talks about all this and more including his views on a future fight with British and Commonwealth champion David Price and the up-coming fight against Ruslan Chagaev.

Peter says; ‘Wait until November and you will see the best jab in heavyweight boxing by far.’

By Chris Maylett

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