John Fury steals the show at son Tyson’s press conference with Francis Ngannou ahead of ‘Battle of the Baddest’ as he calls out MIKE TYSON in Riyadh
- The pair met in their final press conference before Saturday’s fight in Riyadh
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Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou went face-to-face at their final press conference on Thursday evening, but, it’s safe to say they weren’t the main attraction.
John Fury and Mike Tyson stole the show, exchanging verbal blows before the Gypsy King’s father charged down the stage to square up to Iron Mike.
John called Mike out multiple times during the press conference, with Iron Mike laughing back before eventually agreeing to a bout.
However, it was after both men were asked for their closing statements that things go heated.
Mike chanted ‘and the new’ on repeat and provoked John by encouraging the crowd to join in.
John Fury was in fine form as he talked up his son – and called out Ngannou’s man Mike Tyson
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou (right) squared off in their final press conference before their fight on Saturday
John leaped out of his seat, charged down the stage shouting ‘do you want to fight me? I can fight you right now’ before being held back by security guards.
When John had calmed down he did admit he would struggle again Iron Mike. He said: ‘Listen, let me tell you this much. I respect Mike Tyson. I named my son after him.
‘But I’m a fighting man. I’ve got a warrior’s heart. I’m in Saudi. Bring it on!’
The undefeated heavyweight champion rose to the occasion as he called Ngannou ‘a sausage’
The MMA star cut an ice-cold figure as he cooly responded to questioning from both Furys
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