Not one to be afraid of letting his thoughts be known, John Fury has put the team of his son, heavyweight champion of the world Tyson, on blast this week.
‘Big John’ was a notable absentee from the press conference last week for Fury’s clash with former MMA star Francis Ngannou, which will take place on October 28th in Saudi Arabia.
And when asked by All Out Fighting why he wasn’t in attendance, the Fury familiar patriarch claimed he only wanted to be around “real people.”
“What Tyson does is nothing to do with me, I’m not part of his promotion or part of his team – he’s got his own back slappers for that job, hasn’t he? I’m keeping out of the way of it.
I’m a real guy and I only want to be around real people, let them do what they want to do. He’s my son and I wish him well, at the end of the day.”
It’s not the first time Fury has criticised members of his son’s team, having previously called for him to get rid of trainer Sugar Hill Steward.
In fairness, ‘The Gypsy King’ could probably enter the ring against Ngannou without a trainer at all, and would still be expected to comfortably deal with the former UFC champion.
Few observers give ‘The Predator’ more than a remote puncher’s chance against Fury – hardly a surprise given he is making his professional boxing debut.
If he were to somehow pull off the unthinkable, it would go down as perhaps the biggest upset in the history of the heavyweight division.