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Andy Lee on coaching Tyson Fury | "Tyson is going to go straight at him!"

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

20:45 17 Feb 2020

Andy Lee told Off The Ball about a "harmonious" Tyson Fury training camp in the run-up to Fury-Wilder 2 this weekend.

Off The Brawl's resident pundit - and former middleweight world champion, while we are at it - joined us to discuss coaching Fury ahead of the showpiece fight.

"There has been no drama, no chaos. He has been doing everything right," said Lee.

"He has had a masseuse here with him, a physio, a strength and conditioning coach and someone doing all his food."

In typical self-effacing style, Lee left himself until last, saying that he and Javan 'Sugar Hill' Steward are 'taking care of the boxing.'

Andy Lee on Tyson Fury

Lee believes that this camp is different.

"I'm sure it has been an unusual training camp for him, as he has been learning and working on things that he has never done before.

"We are working on his weaknesses, instead of his strengths - which will hopefully pay dividends in adding to what he already has."

As to what those weaknesses are, Lee went into detail as to what Fury can learn.

"Tyson will admit this himself, he has never really been taught the basics of boxing.

"He has always gotten on by his own ability.

"Before, he says that he would have worked on things that he was already good at.

"You are not going to change him dramatically, but his jab has definitely improved.

"Before his jab was occupational; to occupy his opponent. Now his jab is a weapon that will knock Wilder's head back if it lands flush."

Tyson Fury strengths

They have also added to another aspect of Fury's fighting style, "in his feint," said Andy.

"His feints have improved, even though he had great feints before."

"Tyson, before, would improvise as he went through the fight.

"He would go from moment to moment, situation to situation - now he is definitely planning ahead; setting traps that will pay dividends somewhere down the line."

Tactics

As to the tactics that might ensure victory for Fury, Andy might have given the game away!

"The only way to ensure victory is by knock out, in boxing.

"There is an opportunity. He is prepared knock Wilder out if he has to, and he is prepared to go the distance if he needs to.

"If he hurts Wilder like he did in the first fight, then he'll try [to knock him out.] All he can do is try.

"Tyson is going to go to him straight away, he is going to put pressure on him and try to get him to make mistakes.

"That's basically the game plan anyway!"

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