Tyson Fury sounding bitter about Saunder’s loss to Canelo
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury finally came out of the woodwork to react to Billy Joe Saunders’ knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez last Saturday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
One can tell from Fury’s post on social media on Sunday he’s taking Saunders’ eighth-round knockout loss pretty hard.
Fury’s prediction of a victory for Saunders (30-1, 14 KOs) turned out to be completely wrong. Interestingly, it took ‘The Gypsy King’ an entire day to surface after the defeat to face the fans.
On Saturday, the fans were waiting for Fury to admit that he’d gotten it wrong with his prediction of a Saunders win, but they heard nothing until today.
Rather than take the high road and admit that he was wrong about the prediction and give credit for Billy Joe’s talented conqueror, Fury has turned his bitterness at the fans, saying that they “love to hate others.” Fury has got it wrong.
The fans have no hate for Saunders or anything close to that. It’s fair to say that most of them were amused by him before the clash, but they were deeply upset at the way he chose to quickly exit the fight at the first sign of trouble in the eighth.
The fans didn’t like seeing Saunders quitting on his stool after the eighth round, as they expected more from him. They wanted Saunders to go out on his shield like a good one, but unfortunately, he failed to do so, choosing to bail.
Fury took a weird approach to admit how wrong he was with his prediction, and it’s more than a little disappointing.
Fury’s decision not to admit that he was wrong with his prediction is troubling. The fans would have liked to have seen at least a little groveling from Fury, which would have made some of them happy. Instead, Fury has chosen to lecture them with this post on social media:
people love to hate on others willing to chase there dreams, @bjsaunders_ tried to be great last night! it wasn’t his night but at least he had the bottle to follow his dreams & heart ❤️, he will always be my bro 😎 we go back to 15/16, what a night to remember in #30years dallas pic.twitter.com/sOVMRsBFyU
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) May 9, 2021
The fans will have to take this above post as Fury’s method for saying ‘whoops, I got it completely wrong. My bad.’ With the news of Saunders’ bad eye injury, his career is now up in the air.
Moving forward, Fury needs to start training already because his fight with Anthony Joshua is expected to be announced this week for August. Joshua already looks like he’s in fighting shape from months of dedicated training.
Looking at Fury living it up with his jet-setter lifestyle and expensive Versace shirts, he appears to be entirely disengaged from what he’s about to face in three months from now.
Fury is still sporting a sizable gut that wasn’t there a year ago when he fought Deontay Wilder. It’s going to take time for Fury to trim down that belly for him to be ready for Joshua.
What’s further troubling is the video Fury posted of him and former four-division world champion Adrien Broner having drinks of some sort in their hands, both seemingly in high spirits.
No masks are being worn, and that’s obviously something to be concerned about. Is Fury still celebrating his win over Wilder fifteen months after the fact?
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