Tyson Fury Shuts Down Interview When Quizzed About His ‘Homophobic And Sexist’ Comments
Boxer Tyson Fury made his highly anticipated announcement yesterday that he was finally going to step in the ring.
But while a lot of attention is now focused on the June 9 fight at Manchester Arena, one journalist wanted to ask The Gypsy King about some of the comments he's made in the past - and it did NOT go down well.
Once his press conference was finished, the former heavyweight champ, was approached by ITV to talk about his return to boxing, but refused to answer a single question and then walked off mid-interview.
The 29-year-old sparked outrage in 2016 after aiming a homophobic slur at rival boxer David Haye, dubbing him 'David Gay' and 'proper shit house'.
We later saw an anti-Semitic outburst after he claimed "Zionist, Jewish people...own all the banks, all the papers all the TV stations."
Yesterday, when asked by ITV if he would have a fight on his hands to win over people, Fury responded with the first of many 'no comment' answers.
When pressed again on his below the belt anti-Semitic remarks, Fury responded: "I'm a boxer I'm not interested in politics or anything else."
What a way to get yourself out of that.
The interviewer then switched the focus to his two-year doping ban, but was met with an aggressive: "Boxing only, thank you."
Appearing fed-up with the string of questions Fury boomed 'Boxing please' before yelling 'terminated' over the interviewer and walked off camera.
Fury was slapped with a back-dated two-year ban by the UK Anti-Doping Rules after testing positive for banned steroid nandrolone. But finally that exile is over and he'll get back to what he does best in early June - however his opponent is yet to be officially decided.
Promoter Frank Warren appeared to let slip that Fury would be up against American fighter Kevin Johnson in his comeback fight - but the one fight The Gypsy King really wants is against Anthony Joshua, who he branded a 'dosser' and his 'belt carrier'.
At a press conference yesterday, Fury said: "I have finally returned. I am over the moon, it has been a long and complex situation that I am glad I have overcome now.
"I am a couple of years older, when I return it will be one of the longest comebacks in history for a world champion.
"There are people out there claiming to be the world's best and I know they are not. I don't believe these guys will be a match for me. We have sluggers and wild punchers.
"I am a lot, lot lighter than I have been, I am ready to fight, I could go this weekend. I am as fit as I have ever been. My timing and reflexes are better than I have ever been.
"I am coming into the prime of my life and I am more confident looking at the competition is easy.
"Joshua is a big old dosser, a belt carrier for me and it will be an easy fight, no contest. I have a top for him: 'Get a handful of rice and throw it' that's the only way he'll land on me.
"He's a lot smaller than me and I don't think he holds a shot well."
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