Tyson Fury’s dad John threatens to SPANK Eddie Hearn over Anthony Joshua fight talks and promoter issues hilarious response
Tyson Fury’s father, John, has threatened to ‘spank’ Eddie Hearn in a bid to get him to sign the contract for a mega fight with Anthony Joshua.
Fury senior has become a well-known personality in British boxing in his own right over the past couple of years.
John was an unexpected star of the Fury’s ITV documentary in 2020 and is very often seen by his son’s side at crucial moments.
The 56-year-old, who also used to box professionally, agreed to step back into the ring to fight former bodybuilder Mickey Theo last year but the latter failed to show up for the fight.
And Fury Sr has now hilariously admitted he will go to great lengths to get the fight agreed and over the line.
When asked what he thought about the promoter, he said: “Don’t know him. I know Barry and the man’s never done me no harm.
“He’s always been right with me, the father, I don’t know the son.
“I don’t know him but he seems a bit arrogant to me.
“Cracked up the ear hole. Thats’s what you get round me in a second.
“I pull rank on them kind of people because I can.
He added: “He’s not going to talk to me like that because I’ll stretch him.
“I’ll spank him like a kid and I don’t care if he sees this or not because it’s true.
“I don’t take the bulls*** mate, sign the document! You have it in front of you, sign it!
“Sign the f***ing contract.”
Hearn brilliantly responded by saying: “You know I’m scared by big John Fury.
“Can he just not do it too hard?
“John Fury’s going to get his wish and we’re going to have a lot of fun in the build-up to the biggest fight in boxing.”
Fury Jr seemingly poured cold water on the bout earlier this week, but Hearn was more optimistic and appeared to hint that an announcement could be imminent in the coming weeks.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Hearn said: “Tyson Fury’s gonna get his wish. We are in, we are in.
“Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
“The undisputed king is going to be Anthony Joshua and this fight will happen…
“This fight is on, trust me.”