Tyson Fury thinks it’s ‘sad’ Mike Tyson is ‘going against him’ after being named after boxing legend

TYSON FURY thinks it is “sad” that Mike Tyson is coaching against him for his fight with Francis Ngannou.

The unbeaten WBC world champion was named after the Baddest Man on The Planet by his dad John.

GettyTyson Fury thinks it is ‘sad’ that Mike Tyson is coaching against him[/caption]

GettyMike Tyson is currently coaching Francis Ngannou[/caption]

But they will be in opposite corners on October 28 in Saudi Arabia when Tyson corners Ngannou against the Gypsy King.

And Fury hit back to 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.”

The two heavyweight superstars will collide in a massive crossover clash in the boxing ring.

It comes after Ngannou, 37, walked out on the UFC to pursue the mega-money boxing switch.

But Fury, 35, insisted no matter who will be on his coaching team it will matter little to the outcome of the fight.

He added: “No matter what he teaches this fella, 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.”

Fury guessed that his career is so legendary it has led Tyson to plot his downfall by coaching against him.

He said: “I must have said something to offend him.

“I haven’t spoke to him, but it must be that I’ve outdone him, longer-reigning champion than he was. Maybe he’s upset about that. I don’t know.”

ReutersTyson Fury and Francis Ngannou ahead of their crossover clash[/caption]

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