'I'm Driving The Ball Around 400 Yards' - World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury

Ahead of his fight with Dillian Whyte, Fury has apparently been using golf to help prepare for it

Tyson hits a drive
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Tyson Fury is one of the best boxers the UK has ever produced, with the 6' 9" behemoth a former undisputed world champion and the current WBC world heavyweight champion.

At the time of writing, he is ranked as the top heavyweight in the world and has a 31-0-1 record to show. However, it's Fury's work away from the ring that has caught the eye of us golfers, with the 33-year-old claiming to use golf to help with his up-coming mega fight with fellow Briton, Dillian Whyte.

Fury knocks down Wilder

Fury's last fight was an 11th round KO of Deontay Wilder in October 2021

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The Gypsy King stated that: “I've been playing a lot of golf in Morecambe with trainer, SugarHill, to prepare for this fight and that has really improved my right hand and putting my shoulder really into my shots.

“I'm driving the ball around 400 yards and I think it really has helped. I hit around 200 balls a day as part of my training, we do loads of different things to spice things up.”

I'm certainly not going to argue the truth of a 400 yard drive, especially as Fury has 22 KOs and TKOs on his record! However, looking at the video below, there may be some truth in the statement, with the Gypsy King a big fan of the game of golf.

Fury will defend his heavyweight championship at Wembley Stadium on the 23rd April in what could be his last ever fight as he takes on Whyte in an all-British heavyweight blockbuster.

Back in October 2021, the Gypsy King stopped Deontay Wilder in stunning fashion as he defended his WBC title. The fight is also Fury's first on home soil since August 2018, where he defeated Francesco Pianeta in Belfast. His last five bouts have all taken place in the United States.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x