Carl Froch has weighed in on Tyson Fury’s antics surrounding a potential undisputed heavyweight world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk, and believes Fury may have turned the fans against him
Many in the sport believe Fury has been “moving the goalposts” with Usyk, especially given his latest demand that the two way contractual rematch clause now be done away with.
Froch stated on his YouTube channel, Froch Talks Fighting, that this behaviour, coupled with his derogatory comments directed at Usyk, could lead to fans actually booing him and cheering Usyk come fight night.
“The problem with Fury now is that he’s maybe turned some pressure on himself, as he’s turned the fans against him. All the shenanigans and slagging off Usyk in the build up – I think it was unsavoury.”
“Why are you talking about a man’s gappy teeth and calling him ugly? You don’t to make personal insults, I think it’s below the belt and I don’t like to see that.”
“I’ll be interested to see who’s getting cheered and who’s getting booed on the night. We know fans can be fickle!”
“Fans can be very mean, and Tyson Fury has gotten a bit carried away with his mouth.”
Although Fury and Usyk agreed upon a 70/30 split in favour of the Brit last week, there has been no official announcement as of yet and the clock is ticking if the fight is to go ahead on the touted date of April 29.
Fury’s trainer Sugar Hill Steward arrived in the UK this week, meaning he will have just over a month to prepare ‘The Gypsy King’ for what many believe could be the toughest test of his professional career to date.