Hughie Fury has revealed he has pushed his body harder for longer than at any point in his life ahead of facing Kubrat Pulev for a shot at the IBF world heavyweight title.
The 24-year-old (21-1-KO11) travels to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to take on the experienced Pulev (25-1-KO13) with a chance to take on IBF world champion Anthony Joshua a tantalising reward for the winner.
Having been controversially denied a world title a year ago against Joseph Parker, Fury has put himself through an even more arduous camp this time around.
Sporting a wild beard and longer hair than usual, Fury said: “There’s certainly been no grooming. It’s a very messy beard.
“Everything is perfect and we’re just ready to roll. Things have gone fine and it’s all on schedule.
“It doesn’t bother me, going to his back garden. It doesn’t make any difference. A fight is a fight and I’m looking forward to going there and doing the job.
“Preparation has been torture in camp but all the hard work’s been done and I’m just looking forward to getting in there and doing the job in front of me.
“Every camp is different. In this one, I’ve been able to push my body a lot more than I’ve ever been done before. Now I’m getting older, I’ll be able to push my body even further.”