John Fury has branded an all-time heavyweight icon a ‘traitor’ for turning against his son Tyson.
Fighting man and long-time boxing fan John named his firstborn son Tyson after Mike Tyson, the legendary heavyweight boxer who knocked so much of his competition on the way to becoming the youngest-ever heavyweight champion back in 1986 aged just 20.
But this year, Fury feels he has been let down by Iron Mike who will be in the corner of his son Tyson’s next opponent, Francis Nnaggnou. Many people think former MMA heavyweight champion Ngannou needs all the help he can get given that his contest with Tyson this weekend in Riyad will be his first ever in the squared ring.
The little people have seen of Ngannou on the pads hasn’t helped either as the Cameroonian-Frenchman looked rather slow and laboured in his work, but he has hit back saying Fury is nowhere near as tall as he claims to be.
Speaking to FightHub TV, John Fury was asked who he might like to fight, if anyone.
“Mike Tyson, Mike Tyson. I’m going to the top of the tree.”
He then explained why he wanted to take on the fighter once known as The Baddest Man on the Planet.
“He’s a traitor and I’m going to tell him so next week in Saudi. Next week he will be told.”
Should his son get through the fight with Ngannou, it is widely expected that the official date for his historic undisputed heavyweight match-up with Oleksandr Usyk will be announced in the ring afterward, and news has also emerged that Anthony Joshua thinks he might be fighting a fellow heavyweight star no the same card on the same night.