Johnny Nelson was the first man to hint that things were not all as they should have been in Tyson Fury’s camp for the undisputed fight and now Fury’s manager has responded to the rumours.
A mere matter of days before the world found out that Fury had been cut by one of his Croatian sparring partners and that the undisputed fight was to be delayed, former cruiserweight king Nelson was telling people he had heard Fury was struggling in camp.
This didn’t go down particularly well with those in the Fury business but when the news broke of the cut, many people saw it as vindication for Nelson.
Speaking on IFL TV, Fury’s manager Spencer Brown has now expressed his disbelief at the rumours and has strenuously denied them all.
“It beggars belief. We were looking at some of it and laughing our heads off. Some of the crap that’s coming out, there’s old Johnny Nelson, he’s got a mole in our camp and we’ve been digging holes everywhere trying to find the moles. All sorts is coming out. There’s a grass in the camp, an informant, it was like Colditz. All we needed was a Gestapo to find the grass, but we never found them.”
He was then asked about the rumours that Jai Opetaia left the camp having knocked down Fury in sparring, and again he said they weren’t true.
“It didn’t happen. It didn’t even get anywhere near happening. Tyson was on fire.”
The only way Fury will put these rumours to bed once and for all is to come out and be at his best when he does eventually face Usyk on May 18.