“It’s Surreal for Me”: Named After the Boxing Legend, Tyson Fury Still In Disbelief Over Mike Tyson Training Francis Ngannou for Their Fight

Published 09/09/2023, 1:52 PM EDT

Follow Us

via Imago

Imagine being named after a boxing legend and facing an opponent trained by that icon. Sounds like a script straight out of a Hollywood movie, doesn’t it? For Tyson Fury, this surreal scenario is his reality as he gears up for a highly anticipated fight against Francis Ngannou. Who’s training Ngannou, you ask? None other than the legendary Mike Tyson.

America’s Favorite Video Today

This upcoming bout is a must-watch in a world where sports often write better scripts than fiction. It’s not just a fight; it’s a clash of legacies, a test of mettle. The fight is set to take place on 28 October 2023 in Saudi Arabia. However, with the involvement of the legendary ‘Iron Mike’, the stakes of the bout are skyrocketing. Thus, ‘The Gypsy King’ expressed his disbelief about this situation.

The story of Tyson Fury: Straight out of a movie script

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Tyson Fury, in the press conference for his upcoming fight against Ngannou, stated that he finds himself in a unique and almost poetic situation. Fury said, “Mike Tyson’s doing a job for Francis; he’s now a boxing trainer, fair play to him. It’s surreal for me to be much of a newborn baby, being named after a boxing champion, and then all of a sudden, you’re named after him, you become World Heavyweight Champion. And then the World Heavyweight Champion is now fighting somebody else, and now the guy you’re named after is training the guy. He thinks he’s in a dream; I’m definitely in a dream.”

Named after Mike Tyson, he now faces the challenge of fighting Francis Ngannou, who is being trained by the man he was named after. The psychological aspect of this fight is as compelling as the physical one. Tyson Fury, a seasoned boxer, now has to strategize against a fighter with Mike Tyson’s wisdom in his corner. Moreover, in a recent interview, Fury has also talked about the first time he met Mike Tyson.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest Boxing stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

When Tyson met Mike Tyson for the first time

In an interview with The Hook’, Tyson Fury and his wife, Paris, shared their experience of unexpectedly meeting Mike Tyson during a shopping trip in Las Vegas. The meeting led to a dinner where both the boxing legends got to know each other better. Tyson Fury expressed his disbelief and excitement. He stated, “It’s like, oh my God, I’m actually meeting Mike Tyson like my childhood hero. Like to have dinner with him and talk to him.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fury also exclaimed that when he met Tyson he had an epiphany. He realized that this is what dreams are made up of. Furthermore, Paris described the moment as “quite cool,” especially since their children were present and recognized the significance of the meeting.

Tyson Fury faces a surreal challenge. He’s fighting Francis Ngannou, trained by the legend he’s named after—Mike Tyson. The stakes are high and it is crucial for both the fighters. Where Fury will aim to maintain his undisputed legacy, Ngannou will make his debut in boxing. So, don’t miss this epic clash on October 28, 2023, in Saudi Arabia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, what are your predictions about the fight? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Watch This Story: All you need to know about Tyson Fury’s new partnership with Iceland Foods

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Tanya Tewari

426Articles

One take at a time

Tanya Tewari is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports. She has beautifully blended her love for the combat sport with her fondness for writing. She is especially interested in bringing out the different sides of a persona to the rest of the world.
Show More>

Edited by:

Arijit Saha

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today