Tyson Fury says he’s going to defy Qatar’s strict alcohol laws following tonight’s fight
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Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has said he is going to defy Qatar's strict alcohol laws, as he is planning a trip out there after his fight against Derek Chisora tonight (3 December).
Football fans who have headed to the World Cup in Qatar have found it difficult to enjoy an alcoholic beverage.
While alcohol is strictly controlled in the middle eastern country, FIFA and Qatari officials had planned to sell alcohol in and around stadiums.
However, that decision was reversed just days before the tournament began, with official fan zones now the best bet for fans to enjoy a pint.
But Tyson Fury - who has (perhaps predictably) told The Sun he will knock out Derek Chisora tonight - feels just as confident England will progress to the quarter finals of the World Cup by beating Senegal.
Fury has said he will go to Qatar to cheer on his country in the quarter final and has vowed to defy the booze ban by bringing alcohol into the stadium.
He said he'll get 'messy again' in Qatar for a potential quarter final clash against France or Poland, saying the alcohol ban at Qatar's eight World Cup stadiums was 'no bother' for him.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: "I’ll put it up my top. Who’s going to stop me?
"I’m not an alcoholic, I’m just a devil for the drink."
The paper reports that Fury is planning a 'wild lads holiday' without his wife Paris and their six children.
He added: "I’m 100 percent going to get messy with the fans. I’m known for that.
"I’m going to sneak a few cases in my suitcase.
"They can have anything they want — whatever gets them going."
Fury is no stranger to having a booze-up with England fans during major tournaments.
In 2016, he bought more than 200 Jagerbombs and whopped up a massive €1,000 (£850) bill for fans in France for Euro 2016.
The boxing champion also told The Sun he wants to meet England captain Harry Kane and the Three Lions players for a pep talk ahead of a potential quarter final.
He said: "I would tell them forget about what you’re thinking, just go and f***ing win."
Ahead of tomorrow's game against Senegal, he gave England players the following message: "You’ve done all the hard work to get into this position so just go out there and enjoy the game."
Fury fights Derek Chisora this evening at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in a bid to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
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