‘Sad’ Tyson Fury breaks silence on Mike Tyson training ex-UFC champ Francis Ngannou to KO him in Saudi showdown

TYSON FURY admits he’s saddened that Mike Tyson will be Francis Ngannou’s corner for their Saudi showdown.

The Gypsy King faces the former UFC heavyweight champion in a controversial crossover Kingdom clash on October 28.

GETTYTyson Fury faces Francis Ngannou in a crossover clash in Saudi next month[/caption]

INSTAGRAM@FRANCISNGANNOUEx-UFC star Ngannou has enlisted the help of Mike Tyson for his professional boxing bow[/caption]

GettyThe Gypsy King admits he’s saddened by Tyson’s decision to corner Ngannou[/caption]

Boxing rookie Ngannou has enlisted the help of former undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson in a bid to shock the world in the ten-round exhibition.

And Fury, who was named after Iron Mike by his dad John, can’t help but feel down about the boxing icon trying to plot his demise.

The undefeated WBC heavyweight champion told Sky Sports: “I think that it’s sad, actually.

“The man that I am named after, a legend, has to go against me and then come out as a loser.

“Having lost to a man who was named after him.

“I think that it’s sad and I think that he should be in my corner, not the opposing corner.

“But business is business and I understand that it’s strictly business.”

Tyson, 57, has been impressed by what he’s seen of Cameroonian clubber Ngannou in their brief stint working together.


But Fury insists the American’s iconic mantra will ring true as soon as he sticks it on the MMA man-mountain.

He said: “No matter what he teaches this fella [Ngannou], no matter how much boxing training he does, everyone has got a plan until they get punched in the face.

“And I’m not sure who said that, but that is true. They’ve all got a plan until they get smacked in the mouth.”

Despite Tyson being on Team Ngannou, the Fury family still hold the New Yorker in the highest regard.

But that hasn’t stopped John from calling out the iconic heavyweight for a rumble on the undercard of his son’s controversial outing.

The 59-year-old told SecondsOut: “Why wouldn’t I not speak to Mike Tyson?

“I love the guy, I named my son after him. And if he wants to fight me on the undercard he can, no problem.”

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