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'No Problem!' - John Fury Accepts Dillian Whyte's Challenge To Face His Dad In A Bare-Knuckle Fight

Rory O'Callaghan

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'No Problem!' - John Fury Accepts Dillian Whyte's Challenge To Face His Dad In A Bare-Knuckle Fight

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Tyson Fury's father John says he would have absolutely "no problem" fighting Dillian Whyte's dad after the idea was put forward by the Brixton fighter.

Whyte branded Fury Sr an "idiot" after he squared up to members of the opposing camp during the face-off at a press conference for Saturday's world heavyweight title fight at Wembley.

Whyte later challenged Fury Sr to a bare-knuckle fight with his own dad, claiming he would get "smashed to bits".


"If John Fury wants it, he can fight my dad," Whyte told iFL TV.

"And my dad's older than him. Not boxing… he can have a bare-knuckle fight with my dad. Anytime, anywhere. We can set it up and my dad would bash him in. Smash him to bits."

Fury has now responded to Whyte's challenge and says he would have no problem fighting his father, as long as it is after Saturday's highly-anticipated title fight.

Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible courtesy of, Fury said: "I could definitely beat his dad. I could beat [Whyte's brother] Dean, never mind his dad.

"After the fight, on Sunday morning, I'll take on all comers and goers. Car park, shirt off. Whoever wants to fight me, you're welcome to it. I'll fight his dad, no problem."

When asked if he would consider facing Whyte's father in the boxing ring, Fury added: "No. I’m not interested.

"For me to enter the ring, I would need a million bucks. He can fight me in the car park for free."

Fury Sr explained that his tense behaviour during the face-off was in response to Whyte's brother, Dean.

"I saw this big fella, who I know to be his brother, that was pushing security all over the place," added Fury.

"He had a lot of energy coming this way. It was my job to be there to protect my son. When I saw this big fella pushing security all over the place, I just stepped forward. It was a natural instinct, no more no less. It was all super cool.

"I just wondered who this big, gigantic figure was, pushing security. Nobody picked up on that but it's all about the Furys isn't it?"

Fury Jr will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte this weekend in front of a sell-out 94,000 crowd at Wembley.

The 'Gypsy King' has insisted he will retire after the bout, turning down the prospect of a lucrative undisputed title fight against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.

However, Fury Sr doubts his son will hang up the gloves for good after facing Whyte.

"At the end of the day, when he goes home, the dust has settled and there's nothing happening. He'll get bored," added Fury.

Fury Sr doubts his son will retire after facing Whyte at Wembley (Image: PA)
Fury Sr doubts his son will retire after facing Whyte at Wembley (Image: PA)

"With Tyson, what else will he do? Boxing is his life, he's made it his career. It's hard to just shut the door on something like that.

"When you love it so much, when you've got a passion for it.

"I'd be surprised if he does retire. When he sees the other big boys coming out, the winner out of Usyk and Joshua, I'm sure he'll want a piece of that action."

Topics: John Fury, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing

Rory O'Callaghan
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