Tyson Fury has continued to crank up the mind games ahead of his World Heavyweight Title fight with Wladimir Klitschko – by headbutting a watermelon in half.
The boxer posted a video to his Twitter of him splitting the hard fruit with his head while wearing just a pair of colourful shorts.
Fury then ate from the split watermelon while leering at the camera, as the man filming the video laughed in the background.
The 27-year-old, who lives in Hest Bank near Morecambe, tweeted the video to Klitschko on Wednesday, saying: “This is for you, Wlad, I’m coming for you!”
Earlier, the outspoken Fury tweeted: “It’s quite shocking the state of Klitschko’s mind set, I’ve never come across a weaker minded person in all my days, I’ll play with the champ.”
He also posted a video of himself clowning around in an ice bath with his cousin Hughie Fury, himself an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer.
Tyson is training in Bolton ahead of his fight with Ukrainian Klitschko.
The bout for the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Titles will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Saturday November 28 and will be shown live on Sky Box Office.
The bout was postponed from its original date of October 24 after champion Klitschko suffered a calf injury in training.
But the 39-year-old told Sky Sports on Tuesday that he was “100% healed” and training camp was going well, despite difficulties in finding sparring partners of similar height to Fury.
“It’s always challenging to find sparring partners simulating your opponents size-wise, weight-wise and style-wise.
“It’s very difficult to find somebody who’s 6ft 9in, who can fight in a southpaw and regular stance with the same capability of movement.
“It’s challenging, but so far so good. We’ve got good guys and I’m happy. You cannot be always satisfied, you can always dream about something else, but so far so good. We’re in a good way.”
We carried out an exclusive interview with Tyson and his trainer Peter Fury on Tuesday. Look out for it coming soon to our websites.