Tyson Fury urged to make sacking 'on the spot' ahead of blockbuster Oleksandr Usyk rematch

Tyson Fury urged to make sacking 'on the spot' ahead of blockbuster Oleksandr Usyk rematch

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 28/05/2024

- 11:17

The Gypsy King lost to the Ukrainian earlier this month

Tyson Fury's uncle and former trainer has suggested the 35-year-old should sack some of his team 'on the spot' following his recent defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

The Gypsy King recently lost to Usyk on points during their clash in Saudi Arabia.

Fury had many voices in his corner, including coach Sugar Hill Steward and father John Fury.

But his uncle, Peter Fury, believes the Briton would be wise to 'sack on the spot' in the wake of his defeat - with his game plan dubbed 'wrong'.

Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury recently lost to Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia


"There should only be one man in the corner, there shouldn’t be three or four," he told October Red.

"Some are too emotional in the corner and some are giving the wrong advice.

"I think the only one that spoke a little bit of sense in the last dying stretch of it was Sugar Hill, who said put it on him.

"When you go into fights, it doesn’t matter who it is, it could be a family member, but you’ve got to give precise clear information, and the thing I always say to the fighter is ‘are you listening, do you understand what I’ve just told you to do?’

"There were too many people, but maybe Tyson wants that I don’t know, it’s been years since dealings with me.

"I don’t know what the situation is but clearly for me the game plan was wrong and only one should be speaking.

"How can you listen to all that? It’s going a bit panicky and it’s all over the place.

"I’ve always said I can’t be bought in boxing.

"If someone is talking in the corner, I’d say shut your f***ing mouth now or get out the back.

"It’s happened before. I’m not having anything go on in that corner.

"You’re the bucket man, you wash the gumshield out, you wipe his head down, do not speak.

"That’s their instruction, and if they speak, when they get back to the dressing room, sacked on the spot.

"You’ve got to have a professional corner."

Fury and Usyk are set for a rematch later in the year.

It's widely expected to take place in Saudi Arabia in October, though plans could yet change.


Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury's uncle thinks the boxing star had too many voices in his corner for his fight with Oleksandr Usyk


And Fury's uncle isn't the only person to criticise his corner, with Carl Froch recently dubbing his father a 'bad egg'.

John Fury interfering in Tyson's corner could have been the difference between winning and losing," he told Lord Ping.

"His coach Sugar Hill knows everything about the game, he was trying to give him instructions.

"How can Tyson focus on SugarHill and take on those instructions when he's got John Fury shouting down his ear and talking s**t to him through the ropes, it's impossible.

"You can't listen to two people at once. That could have been the difference between winning and losing in a close fight, that interference in the corner could have cost Tyson the fight."

John FUry

Tyson Fury's father John has been widely scrutinised ever since his son lost to Oleksandr Usyk


He added: "I think John has played his role well to sell the fight but he's stepped over the mark when he headbutted that kid, so I don't see the need for John Fury to be involved going forward, causing trouble. I don't see the benefit to Tyson.

"When you've got a bad egg in the camp, you have to get rid of it.

"John needs to give his son a wide berth because he was a negative distraction.

"He was not a positive addition to that camp, I don't think he brings anything to the table for Tyson.

"And I think if Tyson is serious about having a chance to beat Usyk in the rematch he needs to tell his dad to f**k off."

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