TYSON FURY reckons he is running a gym full of ‘p*** heads’ ahead of his Dillian Whyte showdown.
The WBC heavyweight champion of the world, 33, is training alongside ex-world champ Joseph Parker and featherweight Isaac Lowe ahead of his next world title defence.
The Gypsy King is expected to face Whyte in the Spring after the WBC finally made the Brixton Body Snatcher his mandatory challenger.
And the 6ft 9in superstar insists that he is running a very strict criteria to get into his Morecambe gym.
The brilliant undefeated boss said: “I am the most successful athlete on the planet, the fittest and strongest, the biggest puncher and I go out all the time.
“When you are Mr Straight-Lace you are not going to make it, you have to have a ‘don’t-give-a-f*** attitude and be ready to have a row even after a heavy night.
“The serious approach is not the best approach to boxing, I think it’s best if you don’t give a f***.
“If your nerves are rattling and your a***hole is twitching then you can’t win.
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“Everyone in my gym is a p*** head and I will only have them if they are p***heads because you get the best out of them.”
Fury’s last two iconic wins over Deontay Wilder mean everything the proud Traveller says has to be taken seriously.
And he believes – unlike body-building businessman Anthony Joshua – that he knows the keys to success in the fight game.
The undefeated mastermind even insists he has enjoyed some of his best sparring sessions after a heavy night on the tiles.
He roared: “I don’t act like a professional and live in the gym for days a week because that doesn’t achieve anything.
“If you turn up on time, try your hardest and do your best, the sad truth is 99 per cent of the time you still won’t make it.
“But if you are in the gym and still going out two or three times a week then you might make it.
“Championship boxing is a mindset, it is not about who trains the hardest or who lifts the heaviest weights, you have to enjoy yourself.
“If you don’t enjoy yourself then the sport becomes too serious and you end up losing.
“I have often had 15 pints before 15 rounds of sparring and still smashed f*** out of somebody, if I am lying then God can strike me down.
“I remember one night I had 14 pints of Fosters and then sparred three top-ten heavyweights – and battered them all – that’s because I don’t take it all too seriously.”