John Fury continues to talk about his son Tyson’s unconvincing performance against Francis Ngannou back in October and has now taken aim at the ‘pathetic’ instructions from his corner.
They say you are only as good as your last performance and so it is proving with Fury. While he may be the current and long-reigning WBC and lineal heavyweight champion, many people, including his own father, are claiming there is some decline in his abilities.
All that stems from the fact that he was surprisingly put down by boxing debutant Ngannou out in Riyadh last year, despite managing to rally and ran out a split decision points winner.
That hasn’t stopped people from speculating that he will now struggle with his next, much more experienced opponent – Oleksandr Usyk – when the pair fight for all four of the major world titles on February 17 in Saudi Arabia.
“If he’s woke up and smelt the coffee it’ll be a Tyson win, and if he hasn’t, good luck to the other team. The best team and best man will win on the night.”
He then cast his mind back to the Ngannou fight and expressed disapproval at the corner work.
“Can I compare Sugar HiIl and the rest of the team with Usyk’s team? On the last showing, definitely not. Everybody is entitled to the benefit of the doubt but if they get it wrong it’s a bad place to be, the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world..”
He then claimed that Fury is experienced enough to win without input from his corner.
“Tyson is good enough to do his own thing, like he did in the last three rounds against Ngannou, cause the instructions were pathetic. He’ll use his own brain, he’s a vet, he’ll do what’s right for him.”