Tyson Fury used to feign injuries in an attempt to find spies in his camp, according to one of his trainers. In the build-up to his most recent clash with Deontay Wilder, where he won the WBC heavyweight belt in Las Vegas after eight rounds. Sugar Hill Steward employed Andy Lee, a former fighter, as one of his assistants, and Lee told Boxing Social some of Fury’s unusual methods.
There were a couple of days where Tyson messed around, just to see if leaks would happen. He feigned injury or pretended to limp a little bit after the sparring session just to see what would happen. Lee admitted he found the habit of worrying and distracting one.
That’s the type of level of deviousness you’re dealing with, with him. Inside his own training camp where he’ll put on a show and play-act to see if anyone talks outside the camp. One day he pretended to have a bicep injury, he pretended to shake out his hand after training and I was really concerned, he said.