Tyson Fury's dad John trolled for 'misjudged' advice in son's corner during Usyk defeat

John Fury, the father of 'Gypsy King' Tyson Fury, has come under fire for his part in his son's unexpected loss to Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk

Saturday night saw the Morecambe dad-of-seven taste defeat for the first time in his professional career after a split decision crowned Usyk as the undisputed heavyweight champion following their bout in Saudi Arabia. As the 12th round approached, both camps seemingly felt confident about their chances of victory.

In Tyson's corner, trainers fervently advised him against any slip-ups, with one yelling: "Don't cross your god damn legs, be ready to punch. Don't be afraid to slide in, quit pulling back or you'll get caught".

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John Fury's raucous encouragement could be heard, shouting "One round to undisputed" against the backdrop of the clamorous scene.

However, contrary to their belief, Tyson needed more than just avoiding mistakes to secure the win -- he had to land a decisive blow. Two out of three judges had already marked Usyk higher on the scorecards. The false optimism and questionable advice from his corner have led to some fans pointing fingers, including at John Fury himself.

Various spectators took to social media to voice their opinions. One remarked: "His corner totally misjudged that. Might have been a different situation had they told him he was losing during the later rounds."

Another claimed: "rubbish from his corner!" A third added: "Fury's dad completely contradicting the head coach".

Tyson Fury was adamant that he'd come out on top when he reflected on the bout, suggesting he'd won the majority of the rounds with attention now turning to a possible rematch with a clause ready to be triggered.

"I believe I won that fight," the Gypsy King said. "I believe he won a few of the rounds, but I won the majority of them, and I believe it was one of those what-can-you-do, one of them... decisions in boxing.

"We both put on a good fight, best we can do. But make no mistake, I won that fight, in my opinion, and I'll be back. I've got a rematch clause."

The build-up to the fight was also dominated by Tyson Fury's father, who headbutted Stanislav Stepchuk, who was wearing Usyk's team tracksuit. He then had to be restrained after security stepped in to prevent any further confrontation with John later seen with blood on his face from a cut.

The loss means that, inevitably, Tyson Fury was quizzed on whether he'll step into the ring again but the 35-year-old claimed he was still enjoying himself and was more than willing to carry on.

"I ain't boxing because I've got no money, I'm boxing because I love it. I'm 36 in a few months. I've been boxing since I was a child. Where does it all end? Do I have a hundred fights and break down and end up in a wheelchair? While I'm still loving the game - and I was having fun in there - then I will continue to do it. When I can't do it any more, I'll pack it up."