John Fury, father of WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson, believes his son possesses one attribute that makes him stand out from all other heavyweights.
Tyson boasts an undefeated record of 33 wins from his 34 professional fights – the blemish being a lone draw against Deontay Wilder in which many felt he was deserving of victory.
‘The Gypsy King’s’ greatest nights have come on away soil, going into fights against Wladimir Klitschko and Wilder in Germany and America respectively to upset the odds.
John puts these performances and his son’s standing at the top of the division down to one thing – self belief.
“Anyone that thinks any of this crop of heavyweights can come anywhere near Tyson, think again, think again. He’s got what they ain’t got, he can adjust to any situation.
The main thing is he believes in his own balls, he believes in his balls – he believes in himself, he believes that when he gets in that ring nobody is beating Tyson Fury.
When he goes down from thunderous shots, he thinks ‘okay, I’m alive, let’s get up and bring it – kill me stone dead’, that’s what you’ve got to do in his mind.”
John’s comments tie in to the fact he believes Anthony Joshua’s current issues are all ‘mental’.
“They are digging in the wrong places with him. ‘AJ’ needs to be worked on mentally.
They need to wake the f**k up and recognise the obvious problem with the kid and work on it.”
Tyson looks set to get the chance to prove he’s the ultimate king of the boxing’s blue-ribbon division with speculation growing over a four-man tournament in Saudi Arabia which would see him face Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed crown and Joshua take on Wilder.