Tyson Fury's Dad Involved In Altercation at Media Event Ahead of Heavyweight Showdown

Photo: Instagram/Tyson Fury

This Saturday marks the highly anticipated match between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, set to take place at the Kingdom Arena in Saudi Arabia. The bout will determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000.

Tensions flared during a media event in Riyadh on Monday, where the two camps clashed, resulting in an altercation involving John Fury, Tyson Fury's father. John Fury reportedly headbutted a member of Usyk's entourage, leaving him with a bloody face and a visible cut on his forehead.

The incident occurred as both camps were engaging in media activities ahead of the scheduled fight on May 18. Security had to intervene to separate the rival groups amidst chants of "Usyk, Usyk, Usyk" from Usyk's camp.

Photo: Instagram/Tyson Fury

John Fury explained that the altercation was sparked when members of Usyk's entourage encroached on his space while he was chanting his son's name. He stated, "At the end of the day, I'm a warrior, that's what we do. You come in the space, you're going to get what's coming."

Tyson Fury, upon seeing his father's injury for the first time, expressed concern, asking how he got cut. The incident has added to the anticipation and tension leading up to the match, which will crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era.


Both fighters expressed excitement for the upcoming bout, with Fury remarking on the significance of the event and the atmosphere in Saudi Arabia. Usyk remained focused on the fight, disregarding any potential mind games from his opponent during the promotional activities leading up to the match.

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Source: Sky News 

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