John Fury Slams His Son Tyson’s Training Preparations For Usyk

December 17, 2023
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John Fury Slams His Son Tyson's Training Preparations For Usyk

John Fury has hit out at Tyson Fury’s training set-up as he worries over his son’s preparation for the Oleksandr Usyk fight.

The two boxers will face off for the undisputed heavyweight championship on February 17th, 2024. Usyk put his WBO, WBA, and IBF titles on the line, while Fury put his WBC belt forward. Fury arrives into the fight with concerns over his form. The Gypsy King struggled to get past Francis Ngannou, as the latter dropped the WBC champion in round three.

He continued to hurt Fury and his take shots in the process. Although Fury was given a split-decision win, the result divided some in the boxing community. There was a perception that Ngannou had done enough for the win. After the fight, Fury shut down claims that he had overlooked Ngannou. He was adamant that his training preparations were on point. However, looking ahead to this fight, John Fury had significant reservations.

Fury On His Son

“I never said my son was in decline because he’s not. It’s the people around him who ain’t up to much. His training’s in decline, and his camp’s in a bigger decline. It’s not a camp; it’s a circus. Oleksandr Usyk’s got disciplined, professional, great people around him, and I don’t think Tyson has that. Absolutely [he could lose], if he doesn’t make any adjustments, it could be,” Fury said 

Nevertheless, it is essential to bear in mind the following points. Fury does fight to the level of opposition that he faces. Before the Gyspy King beat Wladimir Klitschko, his performances were nothing to write home about. In addition, Fury overcame mental health and drinking problems to beat Deontay Wilder to become the WBC champion when it seemed unthinkable.

But as Fury enters the latter part of his career, can the 35-year-old continue to neglect his conditioning outside of the ring? Fury is known for ballooning up in weight between camps, and this could take its toll if the fight enters the latter rounds. As such, Fury still had some reservations over the training camp.

Fury Calls For Changes

“I never said my son is in decline, but he’s not. The people that’s around him that aren’t up for much. He’s getting pats on the back. It’s a back-slapping job. He’s not in decline. He’s got plenty of years left in him, but he’s got to do what’s right and make the adjustments needed for his next fight,” Fury said 

Fury knows this is the biggest fight of his career since he has never been undisputed despite winning every belt. A win puts him as the best heavyweight of this era, with nothing else left to prove in the sport. As for Usyk, a victory in a second weight class following his achievements at cruiserweight makes him undisputed. So, moving forward, there is plenty on the line. But whether he can deliver on fight night is anyone’s guess. Time will tell how it all plays out in the future.

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