Tyson Fury’s Father Says Floyd Mayweather, Muhammad Ali and Other Legends Will Have to Roll Into One to Beat His Son

Published 04/19/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
HYDE, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Tyson Fury trains during a media workout at Hatton Health & Fitness on July 31, 2018 in Hyde, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)


WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has appeared invincible in his professional boxing career and has beaten every single opponent he has faced. Although some men had a crack at him and made him look weary, Fury never lost as he overcame adversity to maintain his record. Hence, it’s hard to picture an answer to his in-ring dominance.

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For a brief period, several fans touted Deontay Wilder as the rightful opponent for Tyson Fury. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ even lived up to the hype as he floored ‘The Gypsy King’ in their first fight, which ended as a draw.

However, the rematch saw Tyson Fury claim a lopsided TKO win against Deontay Wilder in the seventh round. So, Fury is once again one of the top picks for the label of the best heavyweight of the era. Meanwhile, Tyson Fury’s father John Fury has revealed the only specimen that can beat his son would be an amalgamation of boxers.

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Speaking with Sky Sports, the 56-year-old said, “Not unless Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler, Ernie Shavers, ‘Sugar Ray’ Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran, and Floyd Mayweather all rolled into one. They aren’t going to beat him. You can see the crop of heavyweights – they are all good, but not in Tyson’s class.”

He added, “Tyson is out there on his own. Unless there is a fighter born, who comes out of nowhere with an amazing talent, but I’ve not seen him yet.”

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Akin to Fury, Anthony Joshua has also been on a tear in the heavyweight roster. While his resume consists of a loss against Andy Ruiz Jr, he avenged it in the rematch and is once again the top-tier champion of the sport.

So, the stage for an All-English clash is set. Meanwhile, it will be alluring to see whether ‘AJ’ can do the impossible and vanquish ‘The Gypsy King’ to add the WBC belt to his shoulder.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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