Tyson Fury refusing to back down in huge argument ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury is refusing to back down in his argument with talkSPORT

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 27/11/2023

- 08:14

The duo will step into the ring in Saudi Arabia on February 17

Tyson Fury is refusing to back down in his argument with talkSPORT, having recently banned the broadcaster from a press conference.

The Gypsy King is currently preparing for his fight with Oleksandr Usyk, with both men confirming a new date for that showdown earlier in the month.

February 17 was announced as the day when Fury and Usyk will finally slog it out for the heavyweight title, with boxing fans around the world excited about the upcoming bout.

However, talkSPORT were banned from the event with Fury taking issue with the opinions of some of their pundits and guests.

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The 35-year-old also banned talkSPORT from being in attendance as he beat Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia at the end of last month.

However, there seems to be no end to the feud in sight.

Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, spoke to the broadcaster and insisted his client was refusing to back down.

He also targeted Adam Catterall, insisting his opinions were to blame for the row.

“That you’re going to have to speak to him about, I can’t move it forward," he said.

“He’s got his views and he’s where he’s at, but I’ve been trying to explain this and even up until a couple of minutes ago you’re still criticising.”

Catterall attempted to explain himself, saying: "But that's an opinion, isn't it?"

Yet Warren continued his war of words and said: “You can have an opinion and everyone’s entitled to an opinion.

"But sometimes there should be an informed opinion and sometimes you should listen to what’s going on and hear what’s going on.”

They did, however, end the segment amicably.

Fury's brother, Shane, recently condemned talkSPORT and singled out Simon Jordan for criticism.

"When you try and earn a living off someone, you have to be half sensible," he said.

"talkSPORT and Simon Jordan will never have anything to do with Tyson again.

"The biggest fight in history is coming up and he might have done 100,000 views on some stupidness that he's said, it is what it is.

"I'm sure he will do something else, but he won't be working with Tyson."

And Warren also said earlier in the month that the ban was 'fair'.

"Do I think it is fair," Warren told Boxing Social.

"Let’s put it into the reasons why, because of the negativity and so forth that came from them.

"The bottom line of it was there were presenters on there who said they would not watch the fight, they had no interest in the fight, so, its no loss then is it."

Fury is now looking ahead to his showdown with Usyk.


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Both men have unbeaten records in boxing so far, which only adds to the excitement.

Fury has won 34 of his 35 bouts, with a draw against Deontay Wilder in 2018 the only blot on his record.

Usyk, meanwhile, has won all 21 of his fights - with 14 of them coming via KO.

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