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John Fury, 57, responds to claims he could fight on undercard of son Tyson’s heavyweight showdown with Dillian Whyte

JOHN FURY has responded to “bulls***” claims he could fight on his son Tyson’s undercard.

Tyson makes his UK homecoming four years in the making next Saturday in front of over 90,000 at Wembley against Dillian Whyte, 34.

Tyson Fury next to his dad John

And he said his 57-year-old dad could feature on the undercard which also stars younger brother Tommy, 22.

But the man himself has since denied this – meaning it could be another of Tyson’s famous windups.

John told The Metro: “Total bulls**t. What the hell would they want a 57-year-old fella on the undercard for?

“It’s a young man’s game. We are here to sell fights but this fight doesn’t need selling, especially with the likes of me.



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“This one speaks for itself, it is going to be a cracking fight.”

When the fight was announced, Tyson, 33, told Queensberry Promotions: “I’m trying to get John on the undercard, to be honest.

“We’re still working on that. Frank [Warren] is working very hard behind the scenes, it’s not been announced but I’m just going to give you a little sneaky preview.

“Big John, trying to get him on the undercard, so yeah. Don’t be surprised.”


John may not be fighting on Tyson’s undercard but the former boxer will at least be ringside for the first time since 2018.

Due to a prior criminal conviction, he has been unable to travel Stateside to watch his son’s last five fights.

Tyson said: “It’s good that my dad can come to the fight, maybe he’ll be on the undercard starting it.

“He might be too drunk to see the fight by the time he gets in the ring, it’ll be his first victory since the 90s!

“So he might be absolutely blinded by the time it comes about.”

Tyson Fury ahead of his fight with Dillian Whyte