Tyson Fury has the most significant fight of his career coming up should he get past Francis Ngannou, but ahead of that his father has named what he believes is his biggest win so far.
‘The Gypsy King’ has been involved in some huge nights over the years, most recently a trilogy with American big hitter Deontay Wilder in which he came out with a controversial draw then two knockout wins to see him lift, and then retain, the WBC belt.
That was the start of his second reign as a world champion following his famous dethroning of Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015 out in Germany.
The 12-round points win saw him lift the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF titles as an underdog against all odds – a historic win in the heavyweight landscape given the Ukrainian’s dominance previously.
A number of issues kept him from defending those belts in the ring, meaning he still has an unblemished ledger that currently reads 33 wins, 24 knockouts and one draw.
Speaking to DAZN, John Fury was asked which of his son’s fights was his greatest win.
“It’s tight, but the win against [Wladimir] Klitschko.
He was a 100-1 shot at the bookies. We knew he could do him and he beat Klitschko at probably the worst point in his life.”
John then went on to explain why the lead-up to that fight had been so difficult – culminating in him almost pulling Tyson out entirely.
Next up for The Gypsy King is a 10-round fight with former MMA champion Francis Ngannou, a power puncer but someone who will be making his professional boxing debut when they come to blows in Riyadh on October 28.
Should Fury come through as expected, a date for an undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk is set to be announced. That, given it’s championship significance, may take over the Klitschko victory as the Brit’s best.