Frank Bruno claims Tyson Fury would have been ‘eaten for DINNER’ if he fought during his era as the former heavyweight world champion says the Gypsy King is ‘living on a different cloud to what I was on’
- Frank Bruno believes Tyson Fury wouldn’t have been able to compete in his era
- He said the Gypsy King would be ‘eaten for dinner’ if he fought in that generation
- Bruno insisted he had a lot of respect for Fury after becoming world champion
Tyson Fury would have been ‘eaten for dinner’ if he fought in a previous generation, claims former heavyweight world champion Frank Bruno.
Fury is currently seen as one of the most feared men in the heavyweight division after stopping Deontay Wilder for the second time in a row to keep hold of his WBC world title – and is targeting an undisputed fight against Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua next year.
But despite Fury’s rise to the top of the sport, British boxing icon Bruno believes there is a big difference between the current era and the one he fought in and doesn’t think the Gypsy King would be able to compete with the top fighters.
Tyson Fury (R) would have been ‘eaten for dinner’ in a previous era, claims Frank Bruno (L)
Bruno believes his generation was much different to the current era and doesn’t think Fury would have been able to compete
‘[Fury] knows deep down in his heart if he was around in my day, they’d eat him for dinner,’ he told DAZN.
‘I’m not going to sit here and disrespect him, but we’re talking about a different era. He’s living on a different cloud to what I was on.
‘He’s number one, he deserves to be number one. I’ve got a lot of respect for him.’
Fury has previously claimed he is the greatest fighter who has ever lived, and said no one from the history of boxing would have ever beaten him after his stunning win over Wilder in October.
Bruno insisted he had a lot of respect for Fury and said he deserved to be the No 1 fighter
‘There hasn’t been a heavyweight from any era in the last thousand years that could’ve tackled me, who’ll beat me,’ Fury said.
‘I’m the greatest fighter that’s ever lived, and how about that for a bit of modesty!’
Fury is preparing for an expected mandatory showdown with fellow Brit Dillian Whyte in the New Year – a tough challenge as he looks to stay on course to fight the winner of the Usyk vs Joshua rematch.
Bruno urged Fury to use his movement to overcome ‘powerful’ Dillian Whyte next year
Bruno feels Whyte has the tools to upset Fury and urged the reigning WBC champion to use his movement to evade him.
‘It’s a good fight, Dillian Whyte is very powerful. Tyson Fury is dangerous and can box. What he’s learned, Dillian Whyte wouldn’t know, it would break him. If [Whyte] hits Fury he’ll hit the floor.
‘Tyson Fury is going to show him some movements and upset him. He can adapt. If you’re southpaw he can southpaw, if you dig deep he can dig deep. He fought the most dangerous man on the planet, Deontay Wilder, who threw his toys out of the pram.’