Tyson Fury’s Father Heaps Praise on Mike Tyson: ‘I Know How Clever He Is’

Published 05/15/2021, 7:00 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)


Despite retiring from the sport, Mike Tyson hasn’t truly left boxing. Although he’s not competing professionally, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ still sends shockwaves through the fight universe even today. He stays abruptly relevant to the news headlines by taking up exhibition fights, conducting podcasts, and more.

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Recently heavyweight champ Tyson Fury‘s father, John Fury, revealed some words of wisdom for Mike Tyson. Fury was in a conversation with Boxing Social, wherein he reviewed one of Tyson’s podcasts, where the latter talked about how tough the English fighters are.

“He knows he’s talking about Mike Tyson only. I’d love to do a podcast with him. He’s a book of knowledge and more clever than what people think he is. I know how clever he is. He’s a live life,” said John Fury.

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This is not the first time when John Fury spoke about his admiration for ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. In the past, he has always expressed his respect for retro boxing’s heavyweight icon.

In fact, John Fury even named his son Tyson, citing inspiration from ‘Iron’ Mike. Back when ‘The Gypsy King’ was born in 1988, Mike Tyson was already making cosmic statements in the fight world. That said, John Fury didn’t give a single thought on naming his son after the heavyweight champ.

Moving further, John Fury, in the above interview, asserted his wish to be at Tyson’s podcast at least once.

Should Mike Tyson get John Fury on his podcast?

Mike Tyson and John Fury rank among the most entertaining pugilists. Even after signing off from the sport, the pair keeps their fans entertained and enjoy healthy banters with one and all.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: John Fury, father of Tyson Fury speaks during a Boxing Press Conference at the Landmark Hotel on April 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

That said, Mike Tyson gets a number of celebrities on his podcast across various verticals from sports to entertainment. Adding the Brit on his podcast will just put the fans in a frenzy.

Both Fury and Tyson have the ability to entertain a sea of an audience if put on one show together. Citing that, it’ll be interesting to see if ‘Iron’ Mike really gets John Fury to his podcast.

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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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