Watch: Tyson Fury’ s Father Held Back While Confronting Deontay Wilder

Published 03/19/2020, 9:05 AM EDT


Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’ s promoter, has shared throwback footage of Fury’s dad John coming face to face with Deontay Wilder after he gatecrashed Fury’s weigh-in event in Belfast.

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The former WBC heavyweight champion had a confrontation with John Fury and later had to be separated from his rival.

Team Fury was attending the weigh-in event for a fight with Francesco Pianeta in August 2018.

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Fury’s father John, who apart from boxing also fought bare-knuckle fighting, was seen in the video ready to square off with Wilder.

Footage further showed Wilder shouting his trademark “bomb squad” to which John Fury took offence.

Initial moments showed John Fury, 55, aggressively approaching “Bronze Bomber” before he was restrained by a security guard as further shouting continued.

“Throwback to when Deontay Wilder arrived in Belfast in the summer of 2018 to watch @Tyson_Fury, but before he could get to Tyson, Big John Fury was waiting for him.”

Wilder finally had his confrontation With Tyson Fury in front of the crowded reception area of the Europa Hotel where both had to be separated before the threat of violence grew.

Wilder later referred to Pianeta saying:

“Fury’s going to win, then I’m going to knock him out. Joshua’s old news. The new kid in town is Fury. Ours is the biggest fight.”

“I’ll get my grandfather out of the grave to knock him out,” Wilder said of John Fury.

But as it turned out, Wilder’s hope didn’t turn into reality as Fury outboxed Wilder to strip of him his title.

Both the champions will set foot in the ring again for the third time after Wilder forced his rematch clause.

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It will be interesting to see if Wilder continues to target Fury Sr. this time given the history.

Apart from fighters routinely gate crashing opponent’s event these days, Wilder may decide this time to do otherwise.

Earlier, Fury reignited the heat after claiming that Wilder’s punch isn’t the hardest in the sport.

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Fury announced that Wilder’s punch is not bad but it isn’t great when compared to Wladimir Klitschko.

Let’s wait until July and see if Wilder wants Fury to go backtrack on his words.

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Atul John Kisku

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