Dominic Ingle has suggested that Tyson Fury has the upper hand in mind fights with Anthony Joshua, who he believes has been over-hyped by those around him.
The man who trained Kell Brook was asked about the constant back and forth between Fury and Joshua – the most recent part was that Fury called his British opponent a ‘coward’ and said he might never fight him.
Ingle, of Wincobank Gymnasium in Sheffield, says King of Boxing Media that, like many boxers, ‘AJ’s ego was inflated.
“Tyson is always on someone’s mind, and I think where Anthony Joshua is at the moment – I don’t think he knows where he is. Because when you’ve had your account burned down in the last ten years, or whatever, your ego gets inflated to the point where you no longer have any sense of reality. That happens with a lot of fighters.
As for Fury, Ingle believes his experiences have made him mentally prepared for the psychological acrobatics that boxing brings.
“The problem with Tyson is, Tyson has a sense of reality, because he was at the bottom, and he went to the top and then to the bottom, and back to the top again. He comes from a travel background, that’s as real as it is. You are fighting on caravan sites. You are fighting in the street. Your family are warriors. Your siblings are fighting. Your child is fighting. That’s the reality of it. It was a proper harsh upbringing in combat.”
He ended by saying that Fury’s mind games could drag Joshua into a fight or force him to walk away.
“It’s clear that Tyson is appreciating Anthony mentally and making comments that make him question himself. Give up your career [he’s] never fought with anyone. That would have two effects, either ruining Anthony in the sense that he wouldn’t want to join the fight, or it would make him think ‘I’m going to prove him wrong.’ Maybe that’s what Tyson wants.”
The most recent negotiations between Fury and ‘AJ’ lead many boxing fans to believe that the fight may never take place, and contradictory statements from ‘King Gypsy’ do not change that view.