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Oleksandr Usyk's mum delivered chilling message to Tyson Fury before violent John Fury incident

Oleksandr Usyk's mum delivered chilling message to Tyson Fury before violent John Fury incident

Usyk's mum was furious with her son's opponent

Oleksandr Usyk’s mum was furious after what Tyson Fury did during the pre-fight press conference before violent scenes on Monday.

Tensions have been high between the two fight camps after Fury pulled out of the originally scheduled bout after sustaining a cut above his eye in sparring.

The bout was eventually rescheduled for May 18 with new bad blood between team members on both sides.

That rose to a boil on Monday when John Fury headbutted a member of Team Usyk which left him bleeding from his forehead.

Fury Snr. later explained that ‘some little idiot’ got his in his space and apologised for the incident as ‘emotions ran high’.

Prior to the shocking scenes, Uysk explained that his mother had taken issue with what his opponent did during the pre-fight press conference back in November, with a shoving match taking place on stage.

Usyk revealed to Boxing King Media that his mother told him to issue a chilling warning to his British counterpart.

“My mom was angry, [she asked] ‘why did this man push you?’ I said, 'Mum, it’s just a show please relax’. [She said], ‘listen, say [to him], if this man pushes you, I kill [him].”

Anthony Joshua will be watching the heavyweight title unification bout with an eye to facing the winner, having already suffered a defeat to Usyk.

The 2012 Olympic champion has looked back to his best since linking up with trainer Ben Davison, becoming the first man to stop Otto Wallin before scoring a spectacular knockout against Francis Ngannou.

Joshua’s return to form has raised questions whether he is now better prepared to face Usyk but the Ukrainian remains unconvinced.

He said: “I don’t know because Francis Ngannou and Otto Wallin [are] good boxers, but not top-level boxers.

“Anthony is a great man, a great boxer, Olympic champion. His last fight was great because Anthony is an Olympic champion, and it was Ngannou’s second boxing fight.

“Listen people, wake up, Olympic champion and a man who has two fights, it’s different.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Boxing King Media

Topics: Boxing, Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, John Fury