John Fury Responds to Headbutting Incident with Oleksandr Usyk’s Team Member

John Fury, father of Tyson Fury, has expressed no regrets about headbutting a member of Oleksandr Usyk’s team during a media event ahead of his son’s boxing match against Usyk.

John Fury? Yeah, he’s got no second thoughts about that little incident earlier this week.

Saturday’s the big day. His son, Tyson Fury, is going head-to-head with Oleksandr Usyk. It’s a boxing match that’s been on everyone’s lips. The first undisputed heavyweight champ in nearly a quarter-century is about to be crowned.

It’s a big deal, no doubt. And things got pretty heated right off the bat. Monday, fight week, John Fury headbutted one of Usyk’s team members during a press event.

The next day? No regrets from Fury. Not one.

He spoke to iFL TV. “It’s the fight game,” he said. Emotions? They’re running high. He was just sitting there, minding his own business. Then all he hears is ‘Usyk! Usyk! Usyk!’ He’s not about to sit there and not stand up for his son.

His son, the best in the world. He wants respect for Tyson, the credit he deserves as the champ. He’s the best, after all.

In the middle of all that, all he heard was negativity. So, some little idiot steps up – he doesn’t even know who he was – gets in his space, and well, he got what he got. End of story. According to Fury, it’s just another week in his life.

For better or worse, it seems to be true. The Fury patriarch is known for his antics during his sons’ rivalries. He’s challenged Jake Paul to a fight when his son Tommy was feuding with Paul. He’s even challenged Mike Tyson when Tyson was training Francis Ngannou for a boxing match against Tyson in 2023. And it doesn’t look like John Fury is planning to reign in that part of himself anytime soon.

Fury’s got a point, though. “People are in positions. Tyson and Usyk can say what they want to each other,” he said. They’re the ones in the ring. But he doesn’t think anyone else has the right to insult anyone. If one of his team insulted Usyk, they’d be out. They don’t have the authority to do that. Leave the fighting to the fighters.

He’s done what he’s done. No complaints. He is who he is. He’ll defend his name with everything he’s got. You’ll see him walk amongst every man on his own. Doesn’t matter if it’s a rugby field, when it comes to a fight, he doesn’t care if he gets kicked to death. Win, lose, or draw, he’ll have his say. That’s just how he is.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk? They’re up this Saturday. The place? Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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