As anticipated, the press conference to hype up the Misfits boxing event, featuring Tommy Fury and KSI as the main event, turned into a real slugfest.
At Tuesday’s media gathering, Fury and KSI squared off for the first time, and Tommy Fury wasn’t alone. He was joined by his father and trainer, John Fury, a man known to overshadow the room with his personality and relish the spotlight that his children’s boxing success brings.
The press conference was a real nail-biter, teetering on chaos several times, especially during the heated exchanges between archrivals Dillon Danis and Logan Paul. But the real knockout blow came when Paul questioned John Fury about why his other son and WBC heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury, was avoiding a match with Oleksandr Usyk. Those tuning in were prepared for a media event resembling a boxing carnival, but no one foresaw John Fury being the one to throw in the towel, bringing an abrupt end to the proceedings.
On October 14, KSI and Tommy Fury will step into the ring, each looking to protect their undefeated streaks as they headline this much-anticipated clash in Manchester. Threatening to steal the limelight from KSI and Fury is the evening’s co-main event, pitting Logan Paul against Dillon Danis. Since their bout was announced, Danis has been landing jabs at Paul on social media, even targeting the WWE Superstar’s fiancée, Nina Agdal.
Danis continued his verbal assault during the press conference, throwing punches at Agdal’s questionable dating past. But when the final bell rang, it was John Fury who stole the show, capturing the headlines and leaving everyone reeling from a press conference that went the full twelve rounds and beyond.