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Despite surgery on both elbows after his win over Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury is back training his younger brother, Tommy, for his showdown with Jake Paul.

 

The Gypsy King came away with the victory after surviving two knockdowns to knock out Wilder in eleventh round, but his father, John, opened up on the extent of his struggles heading into the trilogy fight.

 

 

“Tyson was very badly injured going into that fight,” John Fury told BT Sport.

 

 

“He was handicapped from the beginning. It wasn’t a boxing match was it?”

Despite the injuries and the recovery process, Tyson is already back training his brother, Tommy, for the biggest fight of his fledgling career.

 

 

The younger Fury faces Paul on December 18 and Tyson has been leading the charge during camp from runs to meals and getting after it in the gym.

 

 

“He’s got the best man for him in the camp,” Fury’s cousin, Andy Lee told talkSPORT of the WBC champ-turned coach.

 

 

“Tommy is in a no-win situation. If he loses it’s not going to look good for him. He should win. Jake Paul is not a fighter – he doesn’t have any understanding of what it is. He just knows how to throw his hands and anyone can do that!”

It seems the surgery hasn’t set him back too much as he plans to return to the ring next year.

 

 

His dad, John, advised his son call it a day and retire, but Lee doesn’t believe he’ll do that.

 

 

“When I met him in Morecambe, I asked him are you thinking about hanging them [the gloves] up?

 

 

“He said, ‘I’m thinking that way. But on the other hand, what else would I do with my life?’

 

 

“He likes the Dillian Whyte fight. He’s enthused by that. That’s what he’s talking about to me. So I think that can be the next one.”

 

 

So who is next? Dillian Whyte will likely be mandated by the WBC and then, should Fury win, all attention will turn back to a unification fight against either current champion Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.

 

 

 

“Joshua is a beaten thing, Dillian Whyte can fight, but is not the class of my son, no-one is,” John Fury explained. “Tyson’s a country mile above everyone else and he was not fit.

“He had Covid [in July], had two useless elbows, couldn’t throw the jab, couldn’t box properly and they still couldn’t do anything with a half-fit man.

 

 

“Imagine Tyson firing on all cylinders. He could beat Whyte and Usyk on the same night with a proper camp behind him.”

 

Just like Tommy is finding out now, they don’t come much tougher than Tyson.

 

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