Tommy Fury has shades of boxing legend Gennady Golovkin about him insists John Fury

  • Tom Ward

John Fury sees similarities between his son Tommy Fury and boxing legend Gennady Golovkin.

The Love Island star took part in an open workout in London on Tuesday and took the opportunity to showcase the skills that he has learned from being in camp with his brother Tyson Fury.

Tommy smashed the pads with dad John ahead of his next assignment against Polish cruiserweight Daniel Bocianski at Wembley Stadium on April 23.

The fight will take place on the undercard of his sibling’s big domestic dust-up with former sparring partner Dillian Whyte on Saturday night.

And John says he can see ‘shades of Golovkin’ in Tommy – despite him having only had a handful of professional fights so far in his fledgling career.

Fury, 22, is currently undefeated with a record of seven wins (four via knockout) and no defeats.

The 40-year-old meanwhile has been on an absolute tear in the middleweight division at 160lbs and has shown no signs of slowing in his advancing years.

Fury Sr told Queensberry Promotions’ YouTube channel: “I’m not just saying it, this kid works his butt off to achieve where he’s got today.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte Media Workouts – BOXPARK Wembley, London, Britain – April 19, 2022 Tommy Fury poses with his father John Fury during the workouts Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

“He don’t need boxing, this lad.

“He’s got other avenues to go down but he loves this job wholeheartedly.

“He said, ‘Dad, my life won’t be complete until I win titles’.

“This kid can go all the way and I believe in him.

“He’s sharp, he’s strong, I also see shades of Golovkin in there as a younger man, and let me tell you, it’s all experience at this level, he’s stepped up to the plate, he’s got a 10-1 opponent, he’s a good kid, but you’ll see a different Tommy this time, you watch.”

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Meanwhile, John also insists that Tommy’s close bond with his brother Tyson has helped him to become the fighter that he is today.

He added: “My sons have got thick skin, I teach them, I train the mind as well as the body with Tommy, he’s only young.

“I think the setback he had in December has made him stronger.

“He’s knuckled down, he’s been there with Tyson, doing what Tyson’s been doing, iron sharpens iron, Tommy just wants to be like Tyson.

“Tommy just wants to be like Tyson, and when you’ve got somebody to look up to like Tyson, you’ll take some stopping believe me.

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“But Tommy can punch like a heavyweight, he moves, he’s a lot better than people give him credit for, this kid will do big things, believe me.

“He’s just overshadowed by Tyson, and why not, Tyson’s the best thing in the world.

“It’s all good for Tommy, he’s strong, he’s done his work and he can punch with both hands.

“And when you’ve got those kind of weapons in your arsenal you can’t go wrong.

“Just match him right, look after him, it’s a step up on Saturday night but we’re expecting a good show from Tommy.”

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