Tyson Fury urging brother Tommy to drink pints during Jake Paul training camp

Tyson Fury is urging his brother Tommy to go out and have a few drinks as he prepares for his fight with Jake Paul next month.

The heavyweight champion of the world claims there's nothing wrong with hitting the booze before a match and revealed he had two pints before his first fight with Deontay Wilder.

Fury explained that drinking "relaxes you" and teaches fighters not to be too strict with themselves.

He added that throughout history, boxers have been big drinkers and insists modern fighters could a learn a thing or two from a more old-fashioned approach.

"[Drinking] relaxes you when you're in training camp and it teaches you not to be so strict. It teaches you to relax and enjoy, and that's what it's about," Fury said.

"Back in the past like men used to fight 20 or 30 rounds. They'd have a bottle of brandy before they went out there and had a fight.

"So no one can tell me, not one nutritionist, conditioner, whatever they wanna call themselves, all this new science stuff today.

"I've got that old school mentality. Before Wilder 1, I went downstairs and had two pints. Because I felt like it.

"Didn't do me any harm, did it?"

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The 33-year-old also said he was a big believer in not taking life too seriously, and was urging his brother to think the same.

"You don't have to put your full life and soul into a boxing match, because it's just a fight, to enjoy," Fury added.

"A lot of [professional boxers] take it too seriously, and that's why they probably lose."

Tommy steps into the ring with former YouTube star Jake Paul on December 18.

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