The John Fury and Carl Froch saga continues…
John Fury has called out the former unified super middleweight world champion, leading fellow ex-pros to offer the senior Fury some advice.
John Fury has become somewhat of a polarising figure in the boxing world. Many love him and his antics, and many others despise him and his outbursts. No matter what you may think of the father of ‘The Gypsy King’, it is undeniable that he is one of the most talked about figures in the boxing world.
A few years ago he called out Mike Tyson, one of the most feared and highly regarded heavyweights in the history of the sport. As expected, the fight never came to fruition, and Fury Sr. has since gone on to call out a variety of different ex-pros, with his latest fight invitation being directed towards former super middleweight superstar Carl Froch.
Froch has been heavily critical of John’s son Tyson throughout his career, and the feud between the two recently exploded after ‘The Cobra’ questioned Tyson Fury’s record, insinuating that he hasn’t beaten many people of note throughout his glittering career. Subsequently leading the 59-year-old to come forward with some choice words for the Englishman.
“Listen, your mate George Groves said something very interesting. You and me, Wembley Stadium, 93,000 crowd. I’m up for that my friend.
“You’ve had plenty to say. I have. I stand by every word that I’ve said. You don’t like me. Let’s see what you can do about it.”
One man who thinks the prospect of the former boxer stepping back in the ring is getting all too real, Spencer Oliver, has sent a warning Fury’s way.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, the Sky Sports pundit and former European super bantamweight champion has attempted to talk down the head of the Fury family.
“Do me a favour John, don’t call out The Cobra. You know, this guy is in shape. Do you know what I mean?
“Don’t stoke the fire man, because he only wants a little something, like forget that. Be careful what you wish for. Don’t go there man, leave that alone.”
The feud between the two boxing figures continues to rage on. Whether we will see the two men step back into the ring during 2024 remains to be seen, but given the pair’s history in the sport and apparent gap in age and fitness, John Fury may have bit off more than he can chew this time around.