Tyson Fury calls his own mum 'fat' and says 'f**k Oleksandr Usyk' ahead of Francis Ngannou fight

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Tyson Fury has called his own mother 'fat' ahead of his fight with Francis Ngannou

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway


Published: 24/10/2023

- 13:32

Updated: 24/10/2023

- 15:24

The 'Gypsy King' is hoping to win the upcoming battle in Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury has claimed he's not bothered about being 'fat' - because he comes from a large family.

The 'Gypsy King' is currently looking ahead of Saturday's exciting showdown with Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.


Ngannou will be stepping into the ring with a perfect physique, having worked on his body for a number of years during his time in UFC.

Fury, on the other hand, has never been one to care about muscles and abs.

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Tyson Fury is preparing for his bout with former UFC star Francis Ngannou

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And the 35-year-old, speaking to the Daily Mail, has insisted he's unbothered about how he looks - because all he wants to do is win.

"I actually embrace being fat because my love handles separate me from the rest of the world, ever in history," he said.

"There's never been anyone like me and there never will be.

"That's what makes me so tough and that's what makes me, me.

"If you said to me, 'Right Tyson, we will give you the opportunity to get rid of the fat on you and we will give you a full six pack,' I wouldn't take it because that's not me.

He then called his family fat - including his own mother.

"I am fat now, I was fat as a baby and I will be fat on my death bed," he said.

"We're all fat. Hughie is fat, Shane's fat, my dad's fat and even my mum's fat.

"I hope she's not watching this. But, we're a fat family.

"He trains every day, my brother Hughie, like unbelievable. He'll run, train, box. I am the same.

"Two-three times a day, in or out of camp but I've always been fat.

"Even when I got down to 17stone, like this, I still had love handles. It's my trademark for sure."

Fury was also asked about Oleksandr Usyk, who is set to be ringside for the Brit's battle with Ngannou.

And when quizzed on how he'd react if the Ukrainian stepped into the ring in the aftermath, Fury made it clear he couldn't care less.

"I say this, f*** Usyk. It’s not about him," he said.

"This is the Tyson Fury show. It’s about me and Francis Ngannou.

"The African King is meeting the Gypsy King and you know, we are throwing it down.

"So, anything that happens after that, happens after that and anything before that, is not important.

"All this stuff about undisputed and all that s**t, it’s never been of interest to me.

"It’s like what I said to [Wladimir] Klitschko. When I wasn’t a champion, he said 'I know you want my belts.'

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Oleksandr Usyk doesn't scare Tyson Fury as Francis Ngannou fight creeps closer

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"I said I don’t give a f**k about your belts, I want to smash your face in.

"That’s what means something to me. Not the belts. Winning all the belts doesn’t mean anything to me.

"I don’t know if the people of the world know this, but I’ve had every belt that’s ever been created apart from one, which is the central area heavyweight championship - and I’ve got my eye on that one as well.

"So, all these belts, having them at one time or 10 times, not important.

"The important thing is beating the man up in the fight.

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Tyson Fury is feeling confident ahead of his battle with Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia

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"After that, it doesn’t really matter. Anything that comes with it is a bonus.

"But for me, the main focus is punching his face in."

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