UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan recently talked about Tyson Fury’s body image. Rogan also revealed a theory on how Fury’s body can be so deceptive.
Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight boxer on the planet. The 33-year-old Englishman is holding all four major world titles and is a two-time world heavyweight champion. However, some people underestimate him based on how his body looks. Even though Fury is tall, many would agree that he has a ‘dad bod’.
Tyson Fury’s body image is quite unique, especially compared with other top heavyweight contenders such as Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, and Oleksandr Usyk who are all in low body fat percentage range.
During a recent episode of his podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ Joe Rogan talked about how Fury’s body image can be so deceptive. Many boxers were caught by surprise by how fast Fury can move despite having such a flabby looking body.
“I have a theory about why people like Tyson Fury. It’s not just because he’s awesome but also because he has back fat. He’s one of the most extraordinary heavy-weight boxers ever. He’s 6’9. He’s a gipsy, and he’s a f*cking character they call him the Gipsy king.” Rogan said.
“He was very fat at one point in time and then got pretty thin, but he’s still in between fights, in particular he carries a lot of back fat. It’s all deceptive. First of all, he’s huge, he’s so tall I mean 6’9 and he just has an immense reach. Immense reach and he’s very talented like it’s not just a physical advantage.” Rogan added.
Fury has been open about his mental health struggles in the past and revealed how they affected his weight.
Tyson Fury realized this and believes looks can be so deceiving. Earlier this summer when talking about Anthony Joshua’s loss against Usyk, Fury said he doesn’t care about looks as it’s not determine the quality of a boxer.
“I’m absolutely quaking in my boots for the big bodybuilder. I’m s****ing myself because them muscles are terrifying. He looks good, but looks can be deceiving. If it was about looks, I wouldn’t be heavyweight champion of the world, would I? Definitely not, I’d be a road sweeper.” Fury told talkSPORTS.
Tyson Fury’s last appearance in the ring was in October of last year when he defended WBC and The Ring titles against his arch enemy Deontay Wilder. Now, ‘The Gypsy King’ is preparing to defend those titles again in April 22 against Dillian Whyte. He is rumored to be retiring after the fact and looking at a potential exhibition bout with Francis Ngannou.