Tyson Fury. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Tyson Fury. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Extraordinary fallout to Fury bloodbath

Tyson Fury's father, John, has demanded his son sack his trainer following his worrying performance against Otto Wallin.

The British heavyweight gritted his way to a points win over the tough Swede after a long night's work at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

He had to overcome a shocking double gash suffered early in the bout which left the Gypsy King bloodied and bruised.

Fury was rushed to hospital after the fight and did not hold a press conference. His dad was left "worried" by the performance and blames a poor camp in the build-up to the fight.

"I don't know how he has taken the cut in the third and made it to the 12th," John Fury said.

"It has gone terribly wrong in the camp and someone is to blame. Tyson never landed a meaningful punch.

"If Tyson had been in front of one of the top-three or Alexander Povetkin, he would not have won. I am a straight talker and that is the worst I have ever seen him.

"I have half an idea what went wrong but I cannot share it. He has done an eight-week camp but his strength and power have gone. He was as weak as a kitten. His body looked a lot softer tonight. He is not an 18-stone fighter, he wants to be body beautiful.

"I have seen this coming. I saw this coming. If he keeps hold of that team, that whole team, they will cost him his career. Ben Davison and everyone.

"The cutman is the only one who can take any credit. it was like a shark's mouth. If this was not his show, if he was the away fight, he would have been gone."

Davison responded to the comments on Twitter, writing: "He's had a tough fight which (he) clearly won, after being cut terribly not only 1 but 2 cuts. Sometimes you can't win."


Fury's promoter Frank Warren has raised concerns the cut could put a highly-anticipated February rematch with Deontay Wilder in jeopardy.

"If it doesn't heal well the fight may have to be pushed back," Warren told the BBC.

"Hopefully that will not be the case. It depends how it heals, if it's OK it won't be a problem.

"It's not just the fight, it's the training and sparring. He has to be 100 per cent right."

Warren told Boxing Social the nature of the cuts should result in straightforward healing. "The commission doctor I spoke to, he said - although the cuts are deep - they're not hard to sew," Warren said.

"It wasn't jagged or anything, they were straight splits into the muscle and so forth. So he said they should heal pretty well."

He insisted the fight had not hurt Fury's standing in the sport. "It doesn't affect his standing - how can it? He won the fight! And as I say, he won it with a serious injury," Warren said.

Tyson Fury's before and after.
Tyson Fury's before and after.

Wilder claimed the performance was a result of his near fight-ending knockdown of Fury in the 12th round of their majority draw.

"Anyone who saw this fight will understand and recognise that he's (Fury) not the same fighter, this is what I do to them - I end careers," Wilder told Barbershop Conversations.

"I'm the baddest man on planet, he's not the same fighter at all, I gave him a concussion."

But Fury was bullish the day after the contest. "I went to the hospital, had a few stitches, went home and had an early night," he told reporters.

"Then I've got up, gone to the casino, won five grand, had a few beers and now I'm going to have a few more beers."

Asked about a potential delay to the Wilder rematch, Fury said: "I'm ready for war. I think it was just over 40 stitches inside and out with both the cuts. Listen I'm all right. It's boxing. You can't go swimming and not get wet. It's the fight game."

This article was originally published by The Sun and reproduced with permission

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