Tyson Fury’s Father: ‘90% of People Out There Want Us to Fail’

Published 02/27/2021, 11:55 PM EST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: Tyson Fury in action during a public workout at the National Football Museum on June 5, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, isn’t the only one from his bloodline to have found success in boxing. Alongside him, several of his family members have laced up the gloves, including Tommy Fury, who is 5-0 as a professional. However, with success has come envy and this is something that the family faces a lot.

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However, Fury and his teammates, who often receive a lot of backlash, continue to strive forward with two undefeated prodigies coming from the same family. That said, Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury, opened up on facing so much heat from the fans, and reacted positively.

After Tommy Fury’s sensational KO against Scott Williams, John Fury connected with the media and said, “Well, 90% people out there want us to fail because like someone said, there’s a lot of jealousy going on. But, at the end of the day, they don’t see what goes on behind the closed doors. These men live in the gym, hour and hour out daily.”

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While Tommy Fury successfully surpassed his test this weekend, the onus is now on Tyson Fury to prepare for his greatest test yet. He hasn’t fought since the WBC title win against Deontay Wilder in early 2020 and will have to come up with a plan to stop Anthony Joshua.

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Anthony Joshua successfully defended his titles against Kubrat Pulev a few months back and challenged Tyson Fury for his WBC strap. In response, ‘The Gypsy King’ also accepted the offer, and it makes perfect sense for the two to go after each other.

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Nevertheless, the promoters are yet to settle the contractual turmoils and put the fight on the papers. Although it seems to be a done deal, boxing politics can put a dent in the fight. So, despite a ton of progress being made, there is still a cloud of uncertainty over the potential undisputed title bout.

Although Tyson Fury seems the favorite, there’s no denying that Anthony Joshua has every chance of bagging the win.

When do you think Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua will take place?

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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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