Tyson Fury’s father John Fury has offered David Haye a 100k wager on his son’s win over Deontay Wilder in their second bout. The Gypsy King will face the Bronze Bomber as the two undefeated heavyweights go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas on February 22.
The Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury bout will be their second fight after the first ended in a draw. Despite the fact that Fury was knocked down by the American fighter two times in the 2018 bout, his father still believes Tyson was robbed of a win.
Fury Sr. also believes his son is not going to miss his chance to get the victory this time. He so confident of that that he’s ready to place a hefty wager on his son finishing the fight with his arm held high.
Tyson Fury’s Father Boxing Career
Tyson Fury’s father John has spent his entire life in the world of boxing. He comes from a long line of bare-knuckle boxers who used to be sporting legends in the Irish traveler community.
Big John, as it’s his nickname, was a bare-knuckle boxer himself in his young, competing in unlicensed bouts all over the UK. He also had his attempt at professional boxing, in which he achieved a record of 8-4-1. Once his boxing days came to an end, John decided to become a trainer, coaching his son in the early stages of his career.
Proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the is that Fury Sr. is also a very controversial character. However, unlike his son whose controversial nature is expressed through trash-talking, Big John had some big troubles with the law.
An example of his feisty character is the shouting argument he had with Deontay Wilder before the first bout between the two heavyweights. As the video shows, John Fury is not a big fan of Wilder, whom he doesn’t consider one of the heavyweight greats.
And the fact that he’s offered the 100k bet to David Haye clearly shows what he predicts is going to happen in Las Vegas. Despite dismissing the wager, saying he’s not into boxing betting, David Haye did not change his opinion about the bout. He still thinks that Fury getting KO-ed by Wilder is a real possibility.
Haye Recalls Wilder’s Punching Power
David Haye believes his countryman might get into a lot of problems inside the ring on February 22, based on the experience he had with Wilder during a practice.
“I got hit by Wilder in sparring – and I’ve been hit by Wladimir Klitschko on the chin with 10oz gloves – but there was more effect from Wilder hitting me on the top of the head with 18oz gloves on and with me wearing a headguard.”David Haye on Deontay Wilder’s punching power.
David Haye’s warning to Fury is not unjustified, considering that the American heavyweight has finished 98% of his professional fights by a knockout.
The Bronze Bomber has knocked down every single opponent he’s fought, including Tyson Fury whom he dropped twice in their 2018 bout.