"He was lying on the floor and crying": previously unknown facts about the Klychko-Fury fight revealed
The father of British WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said that his son faced big problems before his fight with Ukrainian Volodymyr Klychko. John Fury admitted that Tyson went into the fight "mentally unwell" and won "at the worst moment of his life."
Fury Sr. recalled that bookmakers were accepting bets on his son's victory at odds of 100 to 1 on the eve of the meeting with the Ukrainian.
"I came to the gym to spar and he was lying on the floor crying. I thought, 'What the hell is going on here?' And I said, 'You can't fight. Forget about all this.' He replied, 'I've worked as a boxer my whole life to get to this point, I'm the number one contender. I will never get this opportunity again. No matter how I feel, I'm going to fight and I'm going to beat him.' We took that and went into the ring with it. The rest is history," Fury Sr. said in an interview with DAZN.
We would like to remind you that the fight between Volodymyr and Tyson took place in November 2015. Back then, the WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO world champion suffered a sensational defeat. The fight at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf ended with the Ukrainian heavyweight losing on points with the scores 112:115, 112:115, 111:116.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, on September 29, 2023, Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) signed a contract for a fight against another Ukrainian champion, the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles holder Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). The media found out that the fight would take place before the New Year or in January.
Recently, the legendary Mike Tyson voiced his prediction for the fight of the year. Iron Mike also thinks that Fury will beat Usyk.
Fury's promoter Bob Arum said that his client will receive a 9-figure sum for the fight with the Ukrainian.