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John Fury Once Revealed Which Boxing Legend Could Beat Tyson Fury, Says He Would Cause 'Problems' For Him

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John Fury Once Revealed Which Boxing Legend Could Beat Tyson Fury, Says He Would Cause 'Problems' For Him

John Fury once claimed that only a heavyweight version of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather could be the only fighter to cause “problems” for Tyson Fury.

The 33-year-old WBC champ completed his trilogy of fights with fierce rival Deontay Wilder on Saturday.

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Fury dropped Wilder in the third round before the Bronze Bomber roared back with two knockdowns in the fourth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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However, Wilder was unable to build on his fourth-round success as Fury knocked him down for the second time in the 10th before landing a vicious right in the 11th to seal a KO win.

Fury, who made the first successful defence of his WBC title, remains undefeated in the heavyweight division while rivals Anthony Joshua and Wilder have both tasted defeat.

The Gypsy King’s father believes that no other fight in the current heavyweight division, including unified champ Oleksandr Usyk, could beat his son in the ring.

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Big John claimed only a “6’8, 18-and-a-half stone” heavyweight who showed the qualities possessed by Mayweather could manage to end Fury’s undefeated run.

“There’s nobody out there unless you can get a 6’8, 18-and-a-half stone Floyd Mayweather,” he told iFL TV.

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“That is the only kind of [person] who is going to give him [Fury] problems.

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“There’s nobody out there that can be compared to this man’s [Tyson Fury] strength, size and boxing ability and the boxing IQ. He has got the brains to match everything else.

“The heavy-legged, the slow-feeted, the one-two left hook and the technical boxing stuff, this man [Fury] will kill you stone dead.

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“It’s not enough for him, that conventional boxing style, one-two and a jab, left hook and a little bit of slow movement. This man will eat your life.”

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Fury’s dad recently claimed that Usyk, who won his titles with a sensational victory over Joshua, is “scared” of fighting his son in a potential unification super-fight.

Usyk’s hopes of facing Fury in an undisputed clash will have to wait, with Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn confirming that Joshua has invoked his rematch clause.

Fury’s next opponent could be the winner of Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin’s clash on 30th October for the WBC interim title.

The WBC is expected to name a mandatory challenger for Fury from the aforementioned fight, with Whyte in contention for his long-sought-after title shot.

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Topics: John Fury, Tyson Fury, Floyd Mayweather, Heavyweight Boxing, Boxing

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