How Tyson Fury reacted to father John Fury agreeing to boxing fight aged 55

Tyson Fury is prepared to spar his father after John Fury accepted a challenge to come out of retirement and box former bodybuilder Micky Theo.

Fury Snr and Theo exchanged call-outs on social media and are prepared to fight each other despite both being over the age of 50.

With his father set to return to the ring in a charity fight, Fury Snr revealed what he son told him when he found out the news.

‘Tyson, he said “listen, we’ll get the best of training done, we’ll get it done the right way”. He’s up for it,’ Fury Snr told IFL TV.

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‘Every member of my family is ecstatic about it. Their Dad can now show them what he can really do.

‘I know it’s 30 years too late, but let me just tell you I never had a proper camp, I never ate the right food and I’d go after work.’

Fury is unsure when the fight with Theo may happen due to the coronavirus lockdown, but did confirm all proceeds raised will go towards the NHS.

The 55-year-old also announced he would be sparring Tyson and his brother Shane in training for his clash with Theo.

He said: ‘[I’ll be doing] purely boxing training. Plenty of road work, plenty of sparring.

‘I’ve got the best sparring. Tyson’s going to be sparring me, Shane’s going to be sparring me.

‘They’re all six foot six, 19, 20stone. All young fit men, 30 [years] old and below.’

John Fury boxed professionally from 1987-95, finishing with a record of 8-4-1.

His highest profile opponent was Henry Akinwande, who went on to win the WBO heavyweight title, and knocked out Fury in the third round in Manchester in 1991.

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