Tyson Fury has given a bizarre response after being asked why he missed the birth of his seventh child, who was born last month.
The Furys were already parents to Venezuela, 14, Prince John James, 11, Prince Tyson II, seven, Valencia, five, Prince Adonis Amaziah, four, and Athena, two, but announced that little Prince Rico Paris Fury had joined the brood on 18 September.
"Our boy is the most perfect addition and we're bursting with love for him. It's crazy how you can love someone so quick."
Their youngest son was named after Tyson’s cousin, Rico Burton, who was stabbed outside a bar in Altrincham, Greater Manchester in 2022.
Paris explained to OK!: "All of my kids have got unusual names and obviously it’s also really personal to Tyson.
“We also added my name because I’ve had seven kids and I still haven’t had one named after me, so Tyson thought, ‘Come on, it’s about time!’”
Sadly, Tyson wasn’t able to make it to the birth of little Prince Rico, with Paris joined by her mother Lynda for support.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain earlier today (27 October) about missing the moment, Tyson explained he’d been at training camp in preparation for tomorrow’s fight against Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.
When asked by presenter Kate Garraway about it, the boxer responded: “Daddy's got to do what daddy's got to do. Bills have to be paid and things have to be sacrificed.
“Paris understands that when I'm in camp I can't be there all night at the hospital. But I got to see him in the early hours of the morning after he was born, so that was fantastic.”
He also said he’d been gorging on McDonald's, marshmallows, beef burgers and Kit Kats in the lead-up to this weekend, joking how he was stepping into the ring on behalf of 'all the dad bods and the chubsters'.
Thankfully, Paris seems fairly at peace with the fact Tyson couldn’t make Prince Rico’s birth.
She previously explained to OK! that he’d initially been there, but had to leave to return to training as things were moving ‘quite slowly’.
“Usually he's there by my side, but he had to bail out on because he's fully immersed in to training at camp,” Paris said.
“He was there until a few hours before Rico was born."Featured Image Credit: Good Morning Britain/Instagram/@ParisFury1