Tyson Fury has been looking back over some of his recent fights and recalled the one that left him feeling like he’d ‘been hit by a train’.
Though never beaten, it is fair to say Fury has been through his fair share of wars.
Otto Wallin caused him problems by opening of a huge cut above The Gypsy King’s eye in 2019, and of course, Deontay Wilder had him very nearly out in their first meeting in December 2018 with a dramatic late knockdown. The pair would go at it hard twice more, their final bout producing four thrilling knockdowns.
“We take no prisoners,” he says when asked on the Out of Interest Podcast if he ever feels mercy for the people he’s fighting, before sharing his thoughts on the aftermath of his most recent fight, a 12-round unanimous decision win over Derek Chisora back in December 2022.
“I remember texting Derek and I said ‘I feel like I’ve been run over by a train, so you must feel like you’ve been dropped out of a plane.’
It’s a brutal game, you’re in there for 12 x three-minute rounds with another highly trained athlete who is looking to smash your face in, head and body, and you’re taking massive blows from a guy who is 250, 260lbs-plus who’s not like some novice who is flapping away, he’s got his knuckles turned over and can hit like dynamite.”
Fury beat Chisora handily that night at Wembley.
Next up for him, potentially, is another big man in UFC champion Francis Ngannou, though it’s been suggested there has been a no-knockdown rule contracted into that one.
Meanwhile Oleksandr Usyk’s manager, Egis Klimas, has claimed his man has signed his half of the contract to fight Fury in Saudi Arabia for all four of the major heavyweight world titles.