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Tyson Fury flips out at press conference

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Fury chides Derek Chisora in Manchester.

Fury chides Derek Chisora in Manchester. Photo: Getty Images

MANCHESTER: British boxer Tyson Fury lived up to his name by tipping over a table and shouting expletives before storming out of a news conference ahead of his world heavyweight title eliminator against fellow Brit, Dereck Chisora.

Fury was sitting alongside Chisora at a media event in Manchester on Thursday when he exploded, screaming "listen, I'm Tyson Fury, I'm the best heavyweight on the planet, this idiot is getting knocked spark out and I'm sick to death of this."

He added: "This motherf****r is going to sleep" before he slammed down the microphone, flipped up the table that had glasses on it and left the room.

On the boil: Tyson Fury before his press conference flip-out

On the boil: Tyson Fury before his press conference flip-out Photo: Getty images

Chisora applauded Fury sarcastically before saying "shall we give him a Golden Globe or not?"

"He needs to get a bit of publicity - he needs people to talk about him. But we just laugh," Chisora said.

The pair will meet in an all-British fight on July 26 for the right to challenge Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF, WBA and WBO belts. The pair met previously at Wembley in 2011 when Fury won a points decision to claim the British and Commonwealth titles.

Enough: Fury flips over a table and storms out.

Enough: Fury flips over a table and storms out. Photo: AP

Chisora also has a reputation for poor behaviour out of the ring. He made headlines in Germany with his bout against Vitali Klitschko in 2012. He slapped the champion across the face in the pre-fight buildup before brawling with David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

Chisora credits anger management sessions for the way he dealt with Fury's antics.

"My emotions are more calmed down now," said Chisora.

"With him swearing at me, two or three years ago we would have been rolling around on the floor right now.

"I'm not a punk, don't look at me and think that. I'm more of a gangster than anybody else. But, as you can see, right now I'm very calm. I'm a boxer, a professional athlete now."

AP with smh.com.au

7 comments so far

  • prima donna

    Commenter
    Screamer
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    March 21, 2014, 9:21AM
    • He is a boxer

      Commenter
      Timmy O'Toole
      Date and time
      March 21, 2014, 9:56AM
    • Would we be reading about the fight if he hadn't done it? Of course it's stupid and embarrassing, but it's getting space in Fairfax papers, which usually don't report much boxing. Fury's making himself some money here.

      Commenter
      rl
      Location
      sydney
      Date and time
      March 21, 2014, 12:23PM
  • another moron spokesman for the bloodsport of boxing .

    Commenter
    numbat2469
    Location
    numbatsville
    Date and time
    March 21, 2014, 9:52AM
    • Yawn. Stupid name for stupid human.

      Commenter
      singlemalt
      Date and time
      March 21, 2014, 10:24AM
      • Please. This makes the WWE look like a documentary.

        Commenter
        Jace
        Date and time
        March 21, 2014, 11:14AM
        • That was so funny, in terms of how lame it was. What an advert for the sport of boxing.
          He couldn't have cocked up his tough guy act any better. The table he flipped over looked like it was made of foam.

          What a toss ha ha ha ha ha !!!

          Commenter
          Arnie
          Date and time
          March 21, 2014, 1:14PM

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