Pat Barrett Recalls a Young Tyson Fury ‘Punching the Hell Out of Heavyweights’

Published 01/16/2021, 11:30 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 11: Tyson Fury in action against Mathew Ellis prior to Commonwealth Welterweight Title fight between John O Donnell and Craig Watson at York Hall on April 11, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


The Brit legend, Tyson Fury, is one top-graded heavyweight of the modern boxing era. He had the greatest comeback to the sport after coping with depression and mental illness. The past couple of years have been extremely favorable for the ‘Gypsy King’s professional boxing run, and he now sits at the top of the gigantic men’s roster.

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His former trainer Pat Barrett was in a chat with Sky Sports, wherein he shared an amazing anecdote of Fury’s younger boxing days.

This incident flashed back to the time when the ‘Gypsy King’ was still an amateur who went to compete in Germany. He had a little disagreement with his the then head coach Brian Hughes and talked about the same point with Barrett.

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Great Britain’s Tyson Fury (left) on the attack against Hungary’s Bela Gyongyosi on his professional debut during his 1st round victory at the Trent FM Arena, Nottingham. (Photo by Nick Potts – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Barrett said, “Brian Hughes believes in you, he’s come with you in Germany,” 

Fury acknowledged this point and didn’t say a word. Instead, the next day he was at the gym, fighting sturdy heavyweights and landing bombs on them.

That day, Barrett figured out that Tyson Fury wasn’t a normal boxer. He was a highly committed fighter who possessed the ability to knock any and every heavyweight out. Barrett envisaged Fury to be a heavyweight champion for a long time, and the brit certainly achieved that.

Not only that, but Barrett believed Fury was a ‘thinking fighter’ who outplayed his opponents with his strong mindset in and outside the ring.

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Is Tyson Fury the best heavyweight at present?

Tyson Fury took the boxing universe by storm when he gave Deontay Wilder a stern test in 2018. Not just that, but a year ago he brutally knocked out the latter to bag the WBC strap. These two fights have been a huge highlight in his career that made him a household name in boxing.

Needless to say, Fury is the biggest star of the heavyweight division today. Now, he is just one stride away from becoming the undisputed heavyweight king.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury pictured at Morningside Arena on March 23, 2019 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The ‘Gypsy King’ will transition his gears to any level possible to become the reigning king and the best heavyweight of the modern era.

With an undefeated streak and work ethic, Fury has inspired millions of young kids to take up the sport. What is the one quality you love the most about Tyson Fury?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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