John Fury, father of heavyweight champion Tyson, has hit back at Carl Froch after the former super-middleweight champion doubted the résumé of ‘The Gypsy King’, following the lacklustre performance of Deontay Wilder against Joseph Parker last month.
Fury twice knocked out Deontay Wilder in two of his career-best wins, but Wilder looked lost when he met Joseph Parker in December, and was whitewashed by the Kiwi, leading Froch to question whether Fury is as good as many believe him to.
“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. “
“After the Klitschko fight, Fury had 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?”
“That just tells me what kind of a man Carl Froch is. A friggin’ sh**house. He knows better than that but they’ve got to discredit Tyson to make themselves look better.
“Yes, Deontay Wilder was shot to pieces [against Parker] but it was only because of the hiding that Tyson gave him. How can he say that Klitschko was a stinker when nobody else beat him in ten/eleven years?
“He [Froch] is a first-class sh**house and he wants a kick up the a**e, he will get it off of me if he comes around me.
“He should be kissing Tyson’s boots that bum.”
All questions around Tyson Fury will be answered when he meets Oleksandr Usyk, in one of the most hotly-anticipated fights of the century, on February 17th.