Tyson Fury appears very relaxed at Big Bear training camp as he shapes up for title fight against Deontay Wilder with a smile on his face
- Tyson Fury looks happy after arriving at training camp in California countryside
- The Gypsy King posted a photo and several videos to his Instagram on Thursday
- He is putting in final preparations for fight with Deontay Wilder on December 1
The self-styled Gypsy King has taken residence in the scenic woodlands on the USA’s west coast, but looked to be doing anything but training as far as his Instagram Story goes.
Fury, 30, posted a photo being held by an evidently very solid bear statue before sharing a quick video from a bike ride on a deserted country road. He finished it off by proclaiming to ‘love’ training camps while sitting in his cabin.
‘I even make the bears love me’: Tyson Fury loving life at his training camp in Big Bear City
It certainly seemed more like a holiday than hard graft with Fury supposedly putting in his final preparations for a WBC heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder on December 1.
With Big Bear situated 6,772 ft (2,064 m) above sea level, Fury will be breathing air with roughly 25 per cent less oxygen than he is used to. That will stimulate his body to produce more red-blood cells, which carry oxygen to the muscles.
It is an age-old technique in endurance sports and Fury’s choice of location suggests he may be planning to go for all 12 rounds against the unbeaten Wilder in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King enjoyed a cycle along country road before relaxing in his woodland cabin
But it wasn’t until this week that the fight was even ratified as a proper title bout after the WBC warned Fury would have to sign up to their anti-drugs programme for the belt to be on the line.
It was finally confirmed on Wednesday that the application had been submitted.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed: ‘Tyson has filed all the relevant paperwork for our Clean Boxing protocol and given the necessary details as to where he can be tested.’
The WBC are assured that the Gypsy King has put his past drugs issues, which resulted from clinical depression, behind him.
Sulaiman added: ‘If Tyson wins we will be proud to have him as our heavyweight champion. He has apologised for past incidents and is now fit and ready to fight.’
Fury meets Deontay Wilder in the ring on December 1 to contest the WBC heavyweight title