As he prepares for the biggest fight of his career, Tyson Fury is under more scrutiny than ever and Carl Froch is one man who thinks there are ‘question marks’ over his resume.
Fury’s reputation sure has seen its ups and downs. Back when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in back-to-back fights, he was seen as the best heavyweight on the planet having done what no man had done before.
He then took fights against lesser opposition such as Derek Chisora before announcing a surprise bout with boxing debutant Francis Ngannou.
Fury was put down in the third round and only just came through that 10-rounder in October with a points decision, damaging his profile to the point that people are now wondering if he is past his best.
Add to that the fact that Anthony Joshua quickly flattened a former Fury opponent, Otto Wallin, who gave the Gypsy King real problems back in 2019, and some believe he is no longer the golden boy of the banner division.
As such he will be looking to set the record straight and re-assert himself as the best when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed title on February 17.
Speaking to LuckyBlock ahead of that, former world champion Froch has questioned how good Fury really is.
“I don’t know if it was flattering for AJ or if it just looked bad for Tyson Fury, because he struggled against Otto Wallin. It leaves a lot of question marks. How good is Tyson Fury? What’s he ever done? Who’s he actually beaten?
“He obviously beat Klitschko in a bit of a stinker. That was just an awkward, horrible performance where he just got inside Klitschko’s head and messed him up with that jab.”
He then took apart even Fury’s best wins.
“After the Klitschko fight, Fury had those three big standout fights with Deontay Wilder. But how good is Deontay Wilder now? He looked awful against Joseph Parker. So now you start questioning him.
“Is Tyson Fury actually what we thought he was or has he been flattered by the lack of opposition. We don’t know but we’ll find out when he fights Usyk.”