31 Mar

Tyson Fury's Dietitian Reveals Champion's Pre-Fight Nutrition

Greg Marriott, the dietitian for WBC champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs), shared insights into what the boxer eats leading up to his fight against Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs).

"I'm fully committed; I wake him with collagen. I never leave the fighter's side, practically living with him, ensuring he takes his vitamins. I'm all in, making sure everything is perfect. Fury isn’t a fan of vegetables, so I cleverly disguise them. He loves sausages, true to his British servers, so we provide him lean beef that resembles sausages but healthier.

Working with athletes across various sports for years, I've found Tyson to be one of the most physically and mentally disciplined when it comes to his diet, which is unprecedented for a heavyweight. He strictly adheres to the diet plan, consuming nothing without my say-so.

On rest days, his intake is around 3000 calories, while on training days it's between 4500 to 6000 calories.

His breakfast includes a high dose of Vitamin C, collagen, black coffee, two slices of sourdough toast with avocado butter, fresh garlic, Tabasco, black pepper, three eggs, fresh tomatoes, plums, and around 250 grams of lean minced beef made into sausages. He also has oatmeal with protein, fresh nuts, and tea, or a large omelet.

For a morning snack post-exercise, he has protein granola, non-fat Greek yogurt, and blueberries. Lunch is two chicken breasts with 125 grams of rice and a Greek salad.

Between lunch and dinner, he enjoys five rice cakes, natural peanut butter, and watermelon, with whey protein from beef. Dinner includes 500 grams of roast potatoes and a large 400-gram fillet steak with Dijon mustard, roasted vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, and beets.

Before bed, he has non-fat Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and vanilla essence," Marriott explained.

The highly anticipated bout between Usyk and Fury is scheduled for May 18th in Saudi Arabia, with the status of the undisputed heavyweight champion on the line.