Tyson Fury received some flattering comments from his promoter Bob Arum this week, who compared him to the iconic Muhammad Ali.
The Top Rank Boss told Talksport said Fury’s larger than life personality reminded him of the enigmatic Ali, who was the first fighter Arum worked with all the way back in the 1960s.
“You could call it eccentric and erratic, but I call it fun, it’s hilarious. He [Fury] is a very intelligent guy and I love talking to him and he has a tremendous personality, like [Muhammad] Ali had.”
“I enjoy being around somebody like that, so I would rather have Tyson being Tyson than have some mug talking in monosyllables.”
“I really enjoy everything about Tyson Fury. He brings a smile to my face and I think that’s important.”
Fury has some ways to go before matching the in ring legacy of ‘The Greatest,’ however an undisputed clash with unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk would certainly be a start.
Fans await news with bated breath after Arum revealed both Fury and Usyk had agreed to face each other next, with a date and location the last obstacles to be overcome.
If finalised, the fight would be the first undisputed heavyweight title fight since Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield in 1999 and first of the four belt era.
The historic bout is expected to take place in the Middle East, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a frontrunner after rumours of a lucrative offer to host the fight.
The pair came face to face earlier this month after Fury’s stoppage win over Derek Chisora, when Usyk scaled the ring apron and sent hype amongst both fans in attendance and those on social media into meltdown.