Fury in usual foul-mouted rant at opponents pulling out of fights with him…
Boxing heavyweight star Tyson Fury has insisted that nothing would have stopped him from fighting Dereck Chisora on Saturday night after his opponent pulled out.
Chisora was forced to withdraw from their bout after fracturing his hand in training, with Fury now having to face Alexander Ustinov at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester instead.
Given the difference in height and size, Fury will undoubtedly be under-prepared for his new opponent, but he conceded that he respects him for stepping in on such short notice although as usual he let himself down by claiming he was going to ‘send him back home in a body bag’.
While the 25-year-old’d temperament has always been questionable, the fact that he has now had three fights postponed in the last 18 months has ensured that he is also receiving a significant amount of sympathy.
Nevertheless, his claims of a conspiracy against him from the Klitschko camp in that they are trying to avoid him and put his career on hold have been widely dismissed as he will essentially now look to defeat Ustinov, with promoter Frank Warren suggesting that the Chisora fight will be rescheduled for October.