In a recent tweet, journalist Paul Kendrick posted a picture of a newspaper article from 2009, which talked about the current heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, along with a sarcastic caption. The heavyweight boxer responded in his own manner.
The posted article talks about a 20-year-old Tyson Fury beating German boxer Marcel Zeller in a televised event at Wigan’s Robin Park.
The current WBC, lineal, and The Ring heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was lauded as the future of boxing in the article by the promoter, Mick Hennessy, who said:
“Fury is the future, it was an historic performance which strongly suggests Tyson could go all the way.”
A photo of Fury was also printed along with the caption “FEEL THE FURY: Tyson Fury after his win at Robin Park on Saturday.”
Kendrick shared the article along with the caption, “Also a 20-year-old heavyweight impressed at Robin Park in 2009…instantly tipped to become world champ by a local promoter…wonder what became of @Tyson_Fury”
“The Gypsy King” took notice of this and replied by posting a video of him playing golf with the caption, “I became a pro golfer pal, but thanks for asking.”
It was good banter from both sides about how accurately the promoter predicted Tyson’s future. A 20-year-old Fury, who was touted as one of the most promising young heavyweights back in 2009, became one of the best heavyweights on the planet. He is also the only one to have held all the major heavyweight titles at some point or another.
Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 21 KOs) seems to have a good time alongside the preparation for his next bout. He is currently slated to face the hard-hitting American heavyweight Deontay Wilder for the third time.
Fury has been posting clips of his training for the bout on his social media recently. However, he is not looking to overexert himself and is having fun on the side.
Going into this bout, Tyson will have the confidence and momentum riding with him from his previous bout. If he beats Wilder again, all doubts will be put to rest.