John Fury thinks his son could do some damage outside of the boxing ring.
Fury, father of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, feels that his son could replicate his boxing achievements in an octagon too if he puts his mind to it.
“With the right training, he does very well. I’ve seen him excel in different sports, wrestling. I’ve got some sort of an idea what Tyson was from that,” John claimed.
Tyson has been seen training with Darren Till and Nick Diaz, two big names of the UFC. His father believes that anyone who’s dubious of Tyson’s skills should ask Till how brilliant his son is.
“And I do believe if a top MMA trainer took him on, he could do big things with him. Ask Darren Till, he’s done the work with him,” his father explained.
“He’s got a good forearm smash and all that kind of thing. The knees go up, the head goes in, the elbows. I’ve seen him do it out of boxing, see. I’ve seen him fighting outside, this that and the other. I know what he’s capable of, and with the right training, yes he could do that.”
The Gypsy King himself has never shown any interest in transitioning to MMA.
He did, however, challenge UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou for a fight with small gloves, but clarified that grappling won’t be involved.
The 33-year-old undefeated champion will face Deontay Wilder for the third time on October 9. He is back to training after recovering from the coronavirus.