Unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury has told how he and his team were wrongly arrested by Dutch Police at gun-point after mistaking them for bank robbers .and murders.
Fury, who fights American Vinny Maddalone at the Hand Arena in Clevdon on July 7, told how he was on his way to training with his team in Rotterdam, when armed Dutch police swooped
Speaking to the Sun newspaper Fury said: “I couldn’t believe it.
“Me, my trainer and three more of my team were ordered to stop in my BMW.
“There were eight police shouting and pointing their guns at us.
“The police helicopter was whirring above us as we were ordered to lay face down in the dirt.
“Some guys in a bar had given the police a description of the robbers and apparently it matched us in our X5 BMW.
“I was shocked but I kept calm because I knew we had done nothing wrong.”
Fury’s nightmare went from bad to worse when he and his team were thrown into separate cells and had their clothes confiscated.
Fury added: “At first they didn’t believe me when I said I was a British boxer. I was standing there in only my underpants telling them I had nothing to do with the robbery. Eventually, after 11 hours they allowed us to leave.
“They apologised but I walked back to the car, thinking it was the strangest thing that has ever happened to me.”
June 28, 2012