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Carl Froch says John Fury embarrassed boxing with his headbutt at Monday’s press event.

Tyson Fury’s father John Fury got the big Fury vs Usyk fight week started with a headline-stealing headbutt at a press event on Monday, and former super middleweight champion Carl Froch is unimpressed.

In his Froch on Fighting YouTube series, Froch took the elder Fury to task, calling him a “disgrace” and a “typical bully,” believing Fury sought out the smallest Team Usyk member he could find for the headbutt.

“‘Big John Fury, the fighting man’! He sticks the nut on some small, skinny kid from Team Usyk, straight on his face, cuts his own head open, bruises the other kid, and just makes a mockery of boxing,” Froch began. “It’s disgusting and disgraceful what he’s done. He should be embarrassed, I hope he is embarrassed.”

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“He wants to get involved, doesn’t he? He wants his little piece of action. So he’s gone over, he’s having a little walk, having a look, picking his spots — typical big bully, isn’t he? Picked on the smallest guy in there and dropped the nut on him. But guess what, karma’s a bitch, he came off the worse! He got a big cut on his head, all claret down his face. What an idiot!”

Froch said that John Fury “should be getting arrested, should be getting done for assault,” but that he believes the incident is being “swept under the carpet.”

More from Froch on John Fury:

“John Fury is a disgrace. What he’s doing is bringing boxing into disrepute. … There will be young kids and people trying to get into the sport, (and) you’ve got John Fury, the big idiot, headbutting somebody from the other team and thinking it’s OK. Shouting at the top of his voice, ‘Blood, guts, and tears, this is what I do! I do this every day! This is what I live for!’ Blood and guts, this is what I live for? What are you talking about? I mean, you banged up, didn’t you, for gouging somebody’s eye out years ago. He’s not got in any trouble since then, which is good! Be peaceful, be nice, be kind. And then you go and lower the standards and let yourself and your family down, and more importantly you let boxing down … Absolutely disgraceful, you should be embarrassed.”

“Lock him up, keep him out of the way, or … get him to simmer down. Keep him out of the way. He’s had his bit of limelight, he’s had his fun, he’s probably had a warning. If this kid decides not to do anything about it, that’s fine … [But] let’s just focus on the fight. We want Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury in the ring fighting each other on Saturday night.”

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