Tyson Fury became world boxing’s undisputed No. 1 when he KO’d Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas this weekend.
The Gypsy King looked in tip-top shape, claiming a major victory in the third and final battle against his American foe.
And seeing Fury in 2017, it just goes to show how far he has come.
The 6 ft 9 in powerhouse set the scales back on 28 stone.
After defeating Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion in 2015, Fury fell into a deep depression that saw him pile on the pounds.
Opening up to his mental health battle, Britain revealed that he was returning 20 pints of lager – plus whiskey and vodka – a night.
Fury also said that he used cocaine, noting in 2016: “They say I’ve got a version of bipolar.
“I’m a manic depressive. I hope someone kills me before I kill myself.
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“I’ve been drinking, Monday through Friday through Sunday, and taking cocaine.
“I can’t deal with it, and the only thing that helps me is when I get drunk with my mind.”
Along with alcohol and drugs, Fury was also insisting on junk food including pizza, kebabs and chocolate.
And it sadly looked like he was never going to make a comeback after being stripped of his title, as well as having his boxing license suspended.
Though help came in the form of trainer Ben Davidson.
Joining together in 2017, they began a vigorous exercise program as Fury set his sights on reclaiming his belt.
And the Gypsy King lost a staggering TEN Stone.
Fury rested on a strict diet consisting of eggs and bacon and breakfast as well as pints of black coffee.
Other ‘good training fats’ they were allowed to eat were avocados, nuts, cheese, fish and meat.
But other types of chips and potatoes were off the menu, along with pasta, cereals, rice, beans, lentils and most fruits.
Speaking at the time, Fury sprang up: “I’ve always had a nutritionist and I’ve always had a strength and conditioning coach.
“If I want to train and fight, I do, and if I don’t want to, I don’t.
“A herd of wild horses can’t make me do what I don’t want to do.”
As Fury neared the magic 18 stone mark, he made his ring return in 2018 with victories over Sefer Sefari and Francesco Pianetta.
He then ended a magical year facing Wilder for the first time with the WBC heavyweight title, which resulted in a controversial draw.
Sticking to Davidson’s exercise and diet plan, Fury defeated Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin in 2019.
However, fearing he was too light after securing a rematch against Wilder, Fury replaced Davidson with legendary trainer Sugarhill Steward.
Fury revealed that he wanted Keo Wilder to become even more powerful.
And the steward had her eat a staggering 5,000 calories a day to build muscle and lose more fat.
Nutritionist and chef Greg Lockhart said: “First thing in the morning Tyson is definitely going to have coffee with his breakfast and what he eats is dictated by the day’s activities.
“But one thing that remains constant every day is this: one fish, one chicken, and one red meat at each of your meals throughout the day.
“It can go up and it can go down but he consumes about 5,000 calories a day.”
Heavyweight King, though looking slim, came in over 19 stones for his famous 2020 win against Wilder.
Fury weighed in even more at 19 stone 7lbs for last night’s third fight, but still looked to be in arguably the best shape of his career.
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Now it remains to be seen who he fights next with Dillian White tipped for a shot.
And based on that, Fury will then decide whether to stay the same, put on a few more pounds of muscle, or go lighter.
But the fact remains that after an incredible comeback and an inspiring journey, he is now the world boxing No.1.