Tyson Fury has started working out to prepare himself for his rematch against his conqueror, undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, on December 21st in Riyadh.

Some fans believe this sudden burst of energy from the 35-year-old former WBC heavyweight champion Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) is a result of his embarrassing recent drunk video that emerged.

Many people believe Fury is washed and no longer has the physical skills, youth, and hunger to regain his throne at the top of the heavyweight division. Indeed, Fury has looked like a faded shell of the fighter he’d been 10+ years ago.

Fury’s Declaration of Redemption

“The King will reclaim his throne. Usyk, I’m coming for you. The path to redemption is all mine. I know what I have to do. I saw my shortcomings and best believe I am inevitable,” said Tyson Fury on Instagram.

“I’ve conquered everything in boxing – titles, records, the lot. But I’ve never had to come back from a loss.

On December 21st in Riyadh, in the heart of the Kingdom, the King will reclaim his throne and become undisputed. @usykaa, I’m coming for you! Get ready for the Gypsy King!”

In response to the Instagram post, Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, mocked Fury, saying, “Bro, let’s have a beer.” The message from Krassyuk is clear. Fury isn’t a serious fighter any longer and is more interested in partying.

The Gypsy King performed terribly in two consecutive fights against Usyk and MMA fighter, Francis Ngannou. Before that, Fury fought several soft opponents, Dereck Chisora, Dillian Whyte, and Deontay Wilder

Social Media Frenzy vs. Reality Check

Fury’s fans on social media are buying into his social media comments, believing that he’s going to come back with renewed motivation and aggression and defeat Usyk in their rematch. Unfortunately, that’s a pipe dream, as Fury has aged badly and is not the fighter he once was.

Fury was a good fighter, but his fame was built on empty wins against 39-year-old Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder. We’ve all seen how flawed Wilder is, and Klitschko was at the end of his career when Fury beat him.

Aside from those two victories, Fury’s resume is filled with lesser fighters. Hence, he was never as good as people thought he was.

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