Tyson Fury is training in punishing 'sauna-like' conditions ahead of his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder next month.
The world heavyweight champion will face Wilder for the third time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 24, and has cut off communication with social media as he prepares for the massive title fight.
And according to former training partner Dmitriy Salita, Fury is as ready as ever to take on one of boxing's most powerful punchers for a third and final time.
Speaking to the MyBettingSites.co.uk blog, Salita said that Fury is in top condition and is training in a humid set-up with coach Sugar Hill Steward.
"I have just been in Miami with Tyson," Salita said. "He is in great shape for Wilder next month.
"I went to the gym and he did 15 rounds straight with no break – he's training hard, in phenomenal condition and great spirits.
"From a purely boxing point of view he looks like he's ready to fight next week. He's in great shape; strength-wise, cardio-wise, skill-wise. timing-wise. He's never going to be Mr Olympia, but don't judge the book by the cover.
"The gym in Florida is like 97 degrees with humidity. After a couple of rounds the floor of the ring really heats up and then the ceiling heats up. It's close to being a sauna."
Salita, who is a former super-lightweight world title contender, said that the conditions made him struggle, but that Fury is 'world class' at dealing with the adversity.
"For a little 140 pounder like me it's challenging," he added." But for a guy like that – as big as he is – it shows he's in phenomenal shape to be able to do 15 rounds in those conditions. He's a truly world-class athlete in every sense of the word.
"Tyson has been training throughout the whole process to get better, learning new things. And he's so mentally strong that I don't see ring rust or being out of a ring as a problem.
"At that level it may even help him against Deontay. I don't see how being out of the ring has hurt him based on what I saw in the gym."
And Salita believes that the pairing of Fury and Sugar Hill are a duo that won't be stopped by any current heavyweight in the world having seen them in action.
"With Sugar Hill as his trainer, Tyson Fury is unstoppable," he continued. "And he's still learning and keeps getting better.
"Seeing him, speaking to him, seeing how he trains – he's truly a man on a mission that believes he is one of the greatest fighters of all time, a man that believes this is his era.
"He's the people's champion, walking around the streets, people recognise him and he takes the time to take pictures, anyone who asks. He's so open and people love him because he's so approachable, easy-going, and connected to the fans.
"Before the last Wilder fight I thought it would be a 50-50 fight, but I knew Sugar Hill would be the key to victory.
"It was a really incredible domination and it showed how well they are matched because of their shared mentality and the Kronk style of boxing. They really mesh and I'm really happy for both that the relationship has come together."
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