John Fury has compared son and Tyson Fury’s half-brother, Tommy, to Gennady Golovkin (GGG) – one of the best pound for pound fighters on the planet. Tommy makes his boxing return to the ring on Saturday night on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte.
Fury has spoken of his eagerness to prove his doubters wrong on Saturday night. Fury has not fought since his win over Anthony Taylor back in August, on Jake Paul’s undercard – in which many saw as an unconvincing performance. He has admitted himself that he was not pleased with his last two victories, and although he remains undefeated, he is keen to show his boxing skills when he steps in the ring at Wembley.
The former Love Island star comes up against Polish veteran Daniel Bocianski in what will be one of the first fights on the card. It will be Fury’s first fight since his cancelled bout with American star Paul – they had been scheduled to meet December, but Fury was forced to withdraw from the bout having suffered a broken rib and struggling with a bacterial chest infection. Instead, Paul’s former opponent Woodley stepped up to replace Fury and Paul landed a knockout shot on the former UFC champion.
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And speaking about his son’s boxing abilities, John has stated that he sees similarities to Tommy that he saw in a young GGG.
“This kid can go all the way. He’s sharp, he’s strong. I also see shades of Golovkin in him as a younger man. It’s all experience at this level. You will see a different Tommy this time. You watch.”
Kazakhstani boxer Golovkin have won every fight besides two – a draw and a loss to Canelo Alvarez – in which many people that GGG should have won both on the judges decision.
Fury has previously stated that he hopes that he can reschedule a fight with Paul this year and could fight as many as three or four times in 2022. But for now, he’s totally focused on the upcoming clash against Bocianski – and he reckons fans are in for a shock on the night.
He told Unibet: “I have been training differently for this fight – I have not seen Molly (Mae Hague, his girlfriend) in god knows how long, I haven’t slept in my own bed for two months – me, Tyson and everybody in this camp have been sleeping under the same roof avoiding everybody. I have George Lockhart (Tyson Fury’s nutritionist) doing my nutrition, two sessions, six days a week – I am in the best shape I could possibly be.
“I believe when you see me box on April 23, you’re going to think ‘who’s this guy?’. Because at the minute, everybody seems to have a perception of me of a celebrity reality TV person who does a bit of boxing.
“I will show people that I have talent and I’m a serious competitor in this division – because that is what I am. I know I am. What I am doing in the gym against seasoned guys speaks for itself.”
Speaking ahead of the fight, Frank Warren said: “I am delighted that Tommy Fury will get to share some of the spotlight with his big brother after missing out on his big fight last year through illness. If Tommy keeps on winning and continues to shine, his big opportunities will soon follow.”
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