Tyson Fury's dad John left with bloodied face after bust-up with member of Oleksandr Usyk's camp ahead of huge fight

13 May 2024, 18:30 | Updated: 14 May 2024, 09:06

Tyson Fury's dad John after headbutting another boxer
Tyson Fury's dad John after headbutting another boxer. Picture: Alamy
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Tyson Fury's dad John was left with blood pouring from his face after a furious bust-up with a member of Oleksandr Usyk's team.

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Tyson is fighting Usyk for the undisputed world heavyweight title this Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's captial.

The build-up got off to an explosive start as members from both teams clashed just days before the fight.

The scuffle was preceded by John storming around the room, chanting 'FURY, FURY!'.

John was left with a cut from an alleged headbutt and the blood continued to flow despite the 59-year-old's attempts to wipe it away.

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The rival camps had to be separated by security at the hotel where Monday's media activity was being held.

He had to be restrained repeatedly while Usyk's camp then chanted back "Usyk, Usyk, Usyk".

John Fury
John Fury. Picture: PA
John Fury
John Fury. Picture: PA

When Tyson saw his dad for the first time since the fracas, having missed it while giving an interview elsewhere, he said: "How did you cut yourself like that?"

After the violent confrontation, John told Sky Sports News that a member of the Ukrainian's entourage initiated the scuffle.

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