John Fury talks Tyson v Klitschko, Hughie and training alongside Peter
Undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury has been strengthened by the addition of father John to his team as the British and European title holder gears up to face Christian Hammer in two weeks’ time at the O2 Arena.
Tyson, who won the English title before John was sent down for assault, is now boasting a 23-0 record with 17 stoppages and is on the cusp of challenging unified king Wladimir Klitschko or WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
John Fury was released from prison on Wednesday after serving a four and a half-year sentence and has since gone straight to work at the new Team Fury headquarters in Bolton alongside brother Peter overseeing training.
Just months after John and Peter lost their beloved sibling Hughie to a sudden illness, the pair are now reunited and working in tandem as Tyson and undefeated cousin Hughie Lewis continue their rapid rise up the top division rankings.
WBN caught up with John just 48 hours after his return to the fold to find out his thoughts on the progress of the Fury brand.
“I am pleased with Tyson’s development and all I can see is 100% improvement,” John exclusively told World Boxing News.
“If I had to pick out one fight that stands out for Tyson it would be Kevin Johnson and if you ask me I’d say he is ready for a world title right now. I am also sure that if Tyson fought Klitschko instead of Hammer at the end of the month the fight would end in a late stoppage or points win for my son.”
On 20 year-old Hughie’s march to a big fight in Monte Carlo against Andriy Rudenko on February 21, Fury added: “Hughie was doing very well until he fell ill and now he’s back even better than before. This fight against Rudenko will show people what he’s about.
“He’s got a 100% record with everyone he’s fought, so results speak for themselves and I have no doubt that he can make it to 15-0 next week. Hughie and Tyson have been excellent.”
Finally, WBN asked John what the future holds for him now that he once again has his freedom, to which he replied: “Right now, the same as Peter. I’ll be in the gym every day of the week training with the lads and even me and my brother will train together,” explained Fury.