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​Tyson Fury’s Butcher Has To Make 200-Mile Round Trip To Deliver His Meat Each Month

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​Tyson Fury’s Butcher Has To Make 200-Mile Round Trip To Deliver His Meat Each Month

Tyson Fury's butcher is so dedicated to making sure the pro boxer has his fix of top quality meat each month that he makes a 200-mile round trip to deliver it to him - every single time.

Phil Bennett, of Bennett's Quality Butchers in Morley, Pontefract, Leeds Market and Horbury, clearly isn't like most of the purveyors of fine meats you come across in small market towns.

But that may just have something to do with the fact that one of his biggest customers is a former unified heavyweight champion, who I'm guessing you wouldn't really want to mess with.

Fury was handed a two-year boxing ban back in 2015, having tested positive for elevated levels of anabolic steroid nandrolone.

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Having claimed that the result was due to him consuming large quantities of wild boar, now he takes no chances when it comes to what he puts inside his body.

Bennett told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "He'll only get his meat from us. An athlete at his level has to trust the meat. He can't just get it from anywhere because it could have steroids in it."

Fury with Phil Bennett. Credit: Platform Press
Fury with Phil Bennett. Credit: Platform Press

National drug testing organisation UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) recommends that professional athletes proceed with caution with their meat and supplement ingestion, having issued specific warnings for meat from China, Mexico and Guatemala.

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Bennett continued: "We know exactly where the meat comes from and how it's been reared. Everything he needs to know about that meat, we know about it. Tyson's nutritionist asked us a lot of questions.

"They wanted full traceability back to the slaughterhouse, what it was packed in, how long it had been packed for, has the animal been treated with any drugs, any inoculations?

"Because if any trace of that transfers over to the boxer, it's world news."

So what exactly does Fury order? Something tells me it's not going to be a single packet of minced beef for the weekly spag bol - especially if he has Bennett driving hundreds of miles each month to hand-deliver the carnivore-centric load to Fury's home in Morecambe.

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Credit: Facebook/Bennetts Butchers Morley
Credit: Facebook/Bennetts Butchers Morley

Bennett told the newspaper that the delivery is a 24-stone strong package of pork, beef and lamb, which works out as the equivalent of 666 average-sized 225g steaks a month.

A receipt from one order showed Fury was after: 100 x ribeye steaks, 100 x belly pork slices, 100 x burgers, 30 x pork chops, 50 x pork sausages, 50 x chicken breasts, 25 x gammon steaks, 35 x sirloin steaks and 5kg of dry cured bacon.

Bennett explained he got the gig after asking Fury if he wanted a bespoke butcher around six months ago. After meeting Fury's manager, they went from there.

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Bennett added: "He needs meat with a high fat content so we get him cuts like rib-eye steak, and specific Aberdeen Angus cuts that are high in fat.

"If you're in kenosis your body whips the fat off of you and uses it for energy instead of carbohydrates.

"I don't think we can take the plaudits for a man losing 10 stone - his own will power and hard work did that. But we gave him the tools to do it."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Facebook/Bennetts Butchers Morley

Topics: Food, Entertainment, Tyson Fury, Celebrity, meat

Jess Hardiman
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