Tommy Fury fired a warning to the heavyweight division that his brother Tyson can rule again at just under half his previous capacity.
The elder Fury returns on December 1 to the world title scene following 30 months out and two low-key comeback victories.
Fury, 30, battles Deontay Wilder for the World Boxing Council crown, the only championship he’s yet to win in his career.
Claiming the other clutch of straps from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury has since been to hell and back with alcoholism and depression.
But the younger Fury, who is set for a debut at 19 on the Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton bill, says the former king will rule again – even if he’s not fully back up to speed.
“It’s a win in itself, to be honest,” said Fury at the press conference for his pro debut on December 22nd.
“He was 29 stone, rock bottom and you couldn’t get any lower. He’s won already because most people don’t come through that sort of thing.
“Tyson has had two comeback fights against relatively low opposition and he’s straight in line for the WBC world title. How many fighters can you say have done this?
“If anyone is to do it, it’s definitely Tyson. Because for me, if Tyson is 35 or 40 percent of the man he was in 2015, he’ll clean up here.
“He’s got too much skill for anybody. He’s nearly 7ft tall, 20 stone and he moves like a featherweight. I’ve never seen it before.
“(Maybe) Ali? – The Greatest of All Time – 15 stone and about six foot two. Tyson is a mammoth, he’s a giant and he moves just like him.
“So, for me at 30 or 40 percent he clears up – no problem.”
“IF TYSON IS 35-40% OF THE MAN HE WAS IN 2015, HE’LL CLEAN UP HERE!”@Tyson_Fury’s 19 year old brother @TommyFury2 speaks passionately about Tyson ahead of his own professional debut on the @J_Warrington v @RealCFrampton show!
He’s certainly not shy 😎 pic.twitter.com/ogif3o6xe5
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) November 22, 2018
It’s a scary prediction by a man who knows Tyson only too well. Tommy says it would be an amazing achievement.
“I couldn’t get no prouder, you know. Two fights and coming back from the pits of hell,” he stated.
“Two years later and to be WBC champion, two-time champion of the world. Sounds good, doesn’t it?”
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.
America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights. This includes knockouts in all seven of his title defenses.
Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion. He is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.
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