TYSON FURY admitted his career in the fast lane has left him feeling like a FORD ESCORT with “miles on the clock and “battered to pieces”.
The WBC heavyweight champion, who has a love for luxury motors, is approaching his 34th professional fight.
Tyson Fury admitted he has ‘miles on the clock’Getty
Fury, 34, returns on December 3 in a trilogy bout against Derek Chisora, 38, who he beat in one-sided fashion in 2011 and 2014.
And the Gypsy King opened up on the physical wear and tear on his body after years of rough and tumble in the ring.
Fury said on BT Sport’s Chatterbox: “I’m like an old banger, Ford Escort with 250,000 miles on the clock.
“And every part of me is absolutely battered to pieces. Joints, elbows, knees, back, I’ve got some severe mileage on the clock.
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“Imagine being a heavyweight being punched to pieces for years and years and years and keep going and keep going and keep going day in and day out and just keep taking the pain.
“It’s like Rocky said, ‘It’s not how much pain you can give out but it’s about how much you can take and keep moving forward.’”
Fury has gone from strength to strength since doing the double over Chisora in the space of three years.
He has twice reigned as world champion and finds himself on the cusp of an undisputed showdown against Oleksandr Usyk, 35, next year.
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But Chisora sensationally claimed Fury has REGRESSED following their pair of fights.
He said: “I think he was a better fighter when I last boxed him. Last time I fought him he was better, he was good, he was on point.”
Fury defends his title against Chisora at Tottenham’s stadium and talks are already underway for a unification with Usyk next year.
Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora ahead of their trilogyRichard Pelham / The Sun