John Fury Concerned About Tyson Fury’s ‘Decline’ Before Usyk Fight

John Fury has expressed his concern about his son Tyson Fury’s training preparations for his undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

The two boxers will square off on February 17th, 2024, for the right to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. The fight will see the winner becoming the first undisputed champion since 1999, when Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield. A win for Fury keeps his undefeated record intact and makes him the best heavyweight of this era. As for Usyk, the Ukrainian has the chance to become undisputed in a second weight class, like Terence Crawford in the four-belt era, following his feat at cruiserweight. And with so much on the line, there are worries over Fury’s training set-up.

“The 17th February is the date they have got to work towards. But in my opinion, Tyson needs a bit more time to get his conditioning right and his weight right. For my money, his last three fights, I have seen a bit of decline. Not a decline in ability but a decline in strength, power and physical condition. I don’t know what they are doing up there, you have to address it.

“He didn’t look himself out in Saudi. He didn’t look right, everything had changed about him, his demeanor, his body. I was puzzled. He said he had been training but there is training and there is training. If you’re going at your own pace no one is going to tell you otherwise, no one is going to offend you or kick you up the backside,” John Fury said

The Francis Ngannou fight had shown that the Gypsy King may be declining. The former was making his boxing debut, and he troubled the WBC heavyweight champion throughout, which resulted in Fury being dropped in round three. Despite getting through with a split-decision win, John Fury was worried by what he had seen.

“No one can teach Tyson how to box, or teach him more than he knows. All they can do is put some muscle on there and make his body rock solid. For my money he looked fat-thin, he should have been better, a bit heavier with a lot more muscle. Tyson is a mammoth fella. He needs to power up in the body department and the only way you do that is a proper course and they take time and we don’t have the time,” Fury stated

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