Tyson Fury claimed he will dip his hands in petrol for five minutes a day to toughen up his knuckles before he rematches Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King, 31, challenges for Wilder’s WBC title for a second time on February 22 as the rivals look to settle the score after their contentious draw in late 2018.
Leading up to the fight Fury said he will masturbate seven times a day to keep testosterone pumping before sharing the ring with Wilder this month.
But in his latest reveal, the 6ft 9in traveller told journalist Gareth A Davies that he will soak his hands in petrol for a month leading up to his Las Vegas rematch after seeking the advice of veteran gypsy boxer Joe Joyce.
Fury said: “I was speaking to an old legendary bare-knuckle fighter from the travelling community, he’s called Big Joe Joyce. He told me about dipping his hands in petrol, to toughen them up. So for this fight I’ll be dipping my hands in petrol for five minutes a day during the last three or four weeks of the training camp to really toughen them up. It worked for him, so I’m going to give it a try.”
Fury switched trainer from Ben Davison to Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill in the US, with the Brit wanting to put more emphasis on knockout punching. The Gypsy King – who largely outboxed Wilder despite twice being floored in Los Angeles – predicted he will win the rematch in two rounds.
But theBronze Bomber slammed his opponent for having “pillows as fists”.
Wilder said: “We haven’t seen his power displayed like he’s been talking about. It hasn’t been continuous, like mine. I think he has pillows as fists. That’s what I felt in our last fight. With the strategies that he’s talking about, I don’t really know how to take it. I don’t know if he’s trying to throw me off my game by saying he’s going to knock me out.”
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