- KSI and Tommy Fury had their open training sessions on Wednesday before their fight
- KSI goaded Fury, which resulted in his father John throwing a bottle
- KSI ducked for cover and then leaned over the balcony to spit at Fury Snr
KSI ensured fight week for his grudge match with Tommy Fury got off to a controversial start by spitting on his rival John’s father at the pair’s open training session on Wednesday night.
KSI and Tommy will face off in one of the biggest crossover boxing matches of all time at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday, and fans have had the chance to see them put through their paces three days before the main event.
After working up a sweat on the pads, Tommy sat down for an interview with his father, but their conversation was interrupted by KSI egging his opponent on from the balcony.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer refused to quit and Fury Sr. eventually ran out of patience. He stood up and threw a bottle towards the balcony, forcing KSI to take cover.
After avoiding being hit by the bottle, KSI leaned over the balcony and spat in John’s direction.
John Fury (center) points at KSI after throwing a bottle at him on Wednesday evening
KSI ducked for cover as Fury Snr threw a bottle onto the balcony he was standing on
Then KSI spat in John’s direction from the balcony and the two exchanged angry words
He couldn’t find his target, but an angry exchange broke out between the pair as tensions continued to rise ahead of Saturday’s main event.
John is no stranger to getting involved in his son’s struggles in one way or another.
The first press conference for Tommy’s fight with KSI came to an abrupt end in August when John knocked over and smashed tables after losing his temper.
The following day, he apologized in an online video and admitted his behavior was “unacceptable.”
He also famously chatted with Deontay Wilder ahead of his trilogy with another of John’s sons, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
John is now 59 years old but still feels in good fighting shape and has called for an exhibition fight with former heavyweight king Mike Tyson.
But first he will be at ringside when Tommy takes on KSI, and the animosity between the two camps appears to have only increased after Wednesday night’s incident.
John Fury also turned the tables at the first press conference in August