John Fury: Wilder And Wallin Were Not The Same After They Fought Tyson

January 18, 2024
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John Fury: Wilder And Wallin Were Not The Same After They Fought Tyson

John Fury has had his say on Tyson Fury’s former opponents, Deontay Wilder and Otto Wallin

Both boxers appeared on ‘The Day of Reckoning’ boxing card in December in Saudi Arabia. Wallin faced Anthony Joshua in the main event, while Wilder took on Joseph Parker in the co-main event. They both came up short. Joshua stopped Wallin, while Wilder lost a unanimous decision. They looked far from the fighters who had troubled Tyson Fury. 

Wallin went the distance with Fury, even cutting the boxer over his eye, as Fury was bleeding heavily. Despite Fury winning, the bout could have been stopped on any other given Day. Wilder also gave Fury three tough fights. Although Fury secured two knockout wins, he was dropped, showing the mental toughness needed to overcome the American. But looking at their recent performances, John Fury felt they were no longer top-level fighters due to Fury. 

John Fury Reacts

“Wallin was s*** scared of him. Fair play to AJ, he looked like a man on a mission. Otto Wallin never turned up, just like Deontay Wilder never. I’ve never seen anything as bad as Deontay Wilder in my life to be honest with you. I was looking at two different people in Wallin and Wilder – those were not the people who fought Tyson. Tyson probably took everything out of them,” John Fury stated 

Those comments could also be directed towards Tyson. Following his fights with Deontay Wilder, there are question marks over whether he is the same fighter. The fight with Francis Ngannou raised those suggestions as Fury was out of sorts. He faced someone making their boxing debut but struggled to read Ngannou. Tyson was dropped in round three and went the distance.

He got a split-decision win, but that was not the full story. Johnny Nelson responded by claiming that Fury’s legs had gone, while there are claims he did not prepare for Ngannou as he should have. That has set up an interesting narrative for the Oleksandr Usyk undisputed fight on February 17, 2024. John Fury warned his son to get his training right, fearing he would come up short if he did not improve following the Ngannou bout. 

John Fury’s Warning

‘I haven’t been out there [in Saudi Arabia] but all they need to do is impress the hell out of me this time because they sure as hell didn’t do it last time. ‘Things change, maybe the full team needed that kick up the backside, I hope they know where it went wrong and let’s see if they can put on a spectacular performance, because anything less than spectacular isn’t going to cut it. ‘But good luck to both boys. I just hope it is a great night. and I hope the fans get what they pay for,” John Fury stated 

Fury faces his biggest test next month, so he must be prepared for everything the Ukrainian throws at him. 

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