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Tyson Fury's father, John Fury, was savagely knocked out twice at the end of his own boxing career as the footage shows.
'Gypsy John', a vocal presence inside his son's camp, had his own heavyweight boxing career but never reached the lofty heights his son has gone on to achieve. And the last two fights of his career saw him lose via sicking KO twice.
It's actually scary to watch John Fury be absolutely bludgeoned to the canvas by a muscular Henry Akinwande in 1991, as he's left helpless on the ropes. Then, four years later, he returned to get absolutely pole-axed by another right hand, this time from journeyman Steve Garber.
Thankfully, that was John Fury's last professional contest as he left boxing with a win-loss record of 8-4.
Certainly from the footage of his last two fights, John Fury - while a broad and powerful-looking heavyweight - had none of the slick defensive smarts that have taken his son Tyson to the top of the sport.
His main defence appears to be his chin and, when fighting a boxer like Akinwande, that's incredibly dangerous. As we can see from the crushing KO defeat.
Akinwande was an unbeaten prospect at the time but would become a top-10 heavyweight of his era, winning an alphabet world title strap and challenging Lennox Lewis (in an admittedly forgettable fight where he was disqualified for excessive holding).
There was no holding against Gypsy John, however, who seemed keen to just slug it out with both men rather than relying on the silky skills his son has employed in compiling a 31-fight unbeaten record and reaching the top of the division.
Check this one out, a young @Tyson_Fury and his father Big John Fury, pictured in 2006 :eyes::eyes::eyes: pic.twitter.com/trID47X3Wa
- British Boxing BBTV (@britishboxers) February 4, 2019
John Fury has long heralded his son's skills, particularly when others have doubted him - and predicted the Deontay Wilder rematch to perfection when he explained that Fury would go after his rival in a turnaround from their first contest.
Tyson is now due to fight Wilder for a third time in the US in July and John Fury wasn't shy about criticising the people around his son for letting the Anthony Joshua super-fight everybody wants to see fall by the wayside.
Clearly John Fury, who is also father to light-heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury and uncle to heavyweight Hughie Fury, doesn't hold back when it comes to his opinions on the sport.
So we at least know he's recovered well from these two savage knockouts, which must have been extremely unsettling to watch at the time.
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