John Fury outraged with SugarHill and Tyson’s corner after disastrous showing against Ngannou
John Fury has continued to voice his displeasure over his son Tyson Fury’s performance against Francis Ngannou, branding his team ‘pathetic’.
When a fighter has been long-hailed as the best of a generation, it goes without saying that a professional boxing debutant, no matter their experience in other combat sports, should be no match for a man who has conquered almost all the boxing world has to offer.
This is how many fight fans felt prior to Francis Ngannou’s (0-1) shock performance against WBC world heavyweight king Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24KO) last October.
Despite being dropped in the third round, ‘The Gypsy King’ still managed to leave the ring victorious after a close split-decision victory. It was a mixture of Ngannou exceeding expectations and the Mancunian failing to prepare properly or to give his opponent the respect he deserved, according to others who were in camp with him, such as Martin Bakole who reported that he was only sparring a few rounds compared to a normal camp.
He certainly seemed sluggish on the night, slower, making mistakes that cost him the knockdown. Despite being the WBC heavyweight ruler, he underestimated the boxing abilities of the UFC legend who stood across from him. Whatever the reason for his lacklustre performance may be, it’s imperative that he wipes the slate clean, and comes into his showdown with Usyk on February 17 rejuvenated, looking like the fighter fans from all over the globe have come to know and love, or love to hate. Because the Ukrainian is a consummate professional and will be fully prepared for the biggest fight of his life. It remains to be seen if Fury will do the same, however.
Speaking to The Daily Star, famous father John Fury shared his views on his son’s upcoming clash with the unified Ukrainian.
“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.”
Turning his gaze back to his son’s last outing, he had some less-than-savoury words for SugarHill Steward from the Kronk Gym and the rest of Tyson Fury’s corner team.
“Can I compare SugarHiIl 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.
“Tyson is good enough to do his own thing, like he did in the last three rounds against Ngannou, because the instructions were pathetic. He’ll use his own brain, he’s a vet, he’ll do what’s right for him.”
It remains to be seen what kind of ‘Gypsy King’ will arrive on the night, however, if the Morecombe man wants to have any hope of walking away as the first heavyweight four-belt undisputed champion in boxing history, he better make sure that there is no chance of his performance echoing his most recent offering.