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Tyson Fury Labeled 'A Bit Fat' by Father John as High-Stakes Usyk Bout Looms

Tyson Fury, the 'Gypsy King' and renowned heavyweight champion, faces an unusual critique from an unusual source in it being from a close family member as he prepares for a monumental clash with Oleksandr Usyk. John Fury, Tyson's father, has candidly labeled the 35-year-old as "a bit fat," a remark that has sparked intrigue in the boxing community, given the nature of their relationship. This comment comes just a month before Fury and Usyk are scheduled to face off in Saudi Arabia, in a bout that's anticipated to captivate audiences worldwide to make history in crowning the lastest undisputed champion to a list of legends..

John Fury critiquing his son has sparked debate in the boxing world.
John Fury critiquing his son has sparked debate in the boxing world.

Fury's bout against Usyk isn't the only high-stakes clash looming. The March 8 Middle East fight between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou is another worth noting.

John Fury openly told Seconds Out his thoughts. He noticed that competitors facing physically frightening opponents like Joshua, who is 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 18 stone, sometimes lose their nerve. When facing Tyson Fury, whom John calls "a bit fat" and uninteresting, they are more driven and perform better.


Tyson Fury, WBC and lineal champion, will have to pull all the stops to become undisputed
Tyson Fury, WBC and lineal champion, will have to pull all the stops to become undisputed

The elder Fury thought about Tyson's fights against Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder. He recognises Joshua's convincing five-round win over Wallin in December. Wallin previously pushed Tyson Fury to the limit in 2019. After their initial tie, Tyson Fury's 2020 and 2021 matches with Wilder were also important. John said Wallin and Wilder were different fighters against Tyson, implying Fury may have depleted their fighting spirits.


John concluded by praising Joshua's performance against Wallin, saying he was determined and executed his strategy well. John believes Joshua is ready for a major bout with Tyson Fury, setting up another great chapter in heavyweight boxing.


But is this just mind games from John Fury? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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