Fury’s dad John, 56, wants to KO Mike Tyson and claims he is in better shape than legend despite ‘looking fat as a pig’

JOHN FURY has revealed he wants to KO Mike Tyson – even claiming he’s in better shape than the ripped boxing legend.

Iron Mike, 54, was subject to much speculation before signing his deal to fight Roy Jones Jr.

John Fury reckons he’d KO Mike Tyson thanks to his healthier lifestyle
Tyson Fury’s dad John is confident he could beat Mike Tyson
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Mike Tyson looks in great shape as he prepares to return to boxing

One fight he was linked with was against Tyson Fury’s dad – with John even calling out the American in the summer and saying he was “willing to DIE” to beat him.

And Fury Snr revealed n June that while he may look ‘as fat as a pig’, he would win because he’s ‘lived cleaner’.

Tyson weighs in at a lean, mean 17st after a stunning body transformation as he prepares to step back into the ring.

Shannon Briggs and reigning WBA champion Tyson Fury himself were also linked with a Tyson scrap.

But he’s no match for 18st 7lbs John Fury – who named his world heavyweight champion son after Iron Mike – according to the man himself.

John said: “Listen, I’d like to have a go. You know, at the end of the day, I named my son after him, it would be a good thing.

“But I know one thing, he’ll be in no better shape than me.

“I tell you what it is, I’ve got the edge in shape because I’ve lived better, I’ve lived cleaner.

“Tyson, yeah, he was a great, great champion, probably one of the best there’s ever been.

“If anyone is going to come close to beating Tyson [Fury] in this era, that’s him.

“Mike Tyson has got a better chance than Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua at 53 years old.”

He’s past his best. And me? The edge I’ve got is I’ve lived right.

John Fury

John Fury continued by saying he’s eager to get into the ring with Tyson – and warned the former champ not to be fooled by his figure.

He continued: “But listen I’d like to have a go, because I’m big and strong and game and that’s all you need to be.

“He’s past his best. And me? The edge I’ve got is I’ve lived right.

“I don’t drink, don’t smoke, I don’t do things I shouldn’t do and I train every day.

“Listen, we’re not body beautifuls. I look as fat as a pig but I can run ten miles – no problem, today.

“And I’m training all the time, and I’m fit and strong and game. And I’ve got a good heart!

“So if he knocks me out he knocks me out, but I’ll try and knock him out, let’s put it that way.

“I’ll give my all. I’ll do the very best I can. I won’t be afraid to get in the ring, I won’t be beat before I’ve started. I’m going to give it my best shot.”

John went on to say that, with some coaching from son Tyson and his team, he’d happily step into the ring against TWO Iron Mikes.

Fury Snr continued: “I’m 18st 7lbs, I’m 55 years old but I’m in great shape.

“Don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t take nothing I shouldn’t do and I eat very, very well.

“Plus I’ve got him [Tyson Fury] to train me. I’ve got the best son in the world…

“And if I start sparring with him, and big Shane and my Hughie and Tommy, I’ve got a good chance of beating anybody with that kind of backing.

“With that kind of team, I’d get in with two Mike Tysons!”


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