In a remarkable encounter during the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury event in Saudi Arabia, boxing icon Mike Tyson and John Fury (father of boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury) crossed paths. Mike Tyson and John Fury engaged in a conversation that led to a mutual agreement to face each other in the ring.
The father of the WBC heavyweight champion revealed that they shook hands and engaged in a conversation. John Fury’s admiration for Tyson runs so deep that he even named his own son after the legendary boxer.
According to Mirror, John Fury disclosed his proposition to compete against Mike Tyson during an unreleased podcast interview. Speaking to FreeBets, he shared the thrilling details of their conversation.
John Fury stated, “I did say to him in the podcast [not yet released] me and you should do something and fight. You know what he said? ‘Yeah, I would love that’. When he said that to me that is the highlight of my life.”
Fury’s dedication to the sport and his admiration for Mike Tyson goes beyond mere words. He boldly stated, “If I can get in the ring, punch-for-punch, whatever he wants to do if I get carried out or die on a stretcher that is my life completed.”
John Fury’s decision to name his son Tyson after the boxing champion speaks volumes about the impact Mike Tyson has had on his life. Tyson Fury’s father expressed his profound admiration, stating: “Because who is better than a man who meant a lot to me because I named my son after him? Tyson is the heavyweight king so I think the world of him.”
Fury further elaborated by saying that Tyson is a genuine, down-to-earth individual who has acquired wisdom through his experiences.
He stated, “He is a great guy, a man’s man with no bull**** and he has learned from his experiences knowing what people are now. He is a rough ride like me we have both learned a lot haven’t we.”
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