John Furythe father of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, explained why his son chose to fight former UFC champion Francis Ngannou (17-3).
“In boxing, he defeated everyone, he is the best in the world. And I think that people are just offended because there are a lot of envious people around. Basically, this is envy, because any person with brains understands that this is a good business move, this is a good income.
You know, I think that people who write negative comments are random characters. I understand the fans, but what can he do? Nobody wants to fight Tyson.
So the opportunity presented itself. He grabbed it with both hands, and why not? And now only the great country of Saudi Arabia can host these fights, because they can make a molehill out of molehills. The rest of the world cannot compete with Saudi Arabia. Not the slightest chance. Therefore, people who write stinging comments do not really understand.
Muhammad Ali did the same when he was the undisputed champion. What is Tyson doing wrong? He can’t get a fight, no offers. What should he do? Sit back and entertain the crowd?” said Fury Sr.
Note that the 10-round fight Fury – Ngannou will be held on October 28 in Saudi Arabia. The fight will be held according to the rules of professional boxing with three judges.