Undefeated heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury has broken his silence about the explosive bust up he had with British heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora in Manchester last weekend.
Fury and Chisora were involved in a verbal confrontation during the Frankie Gavin vs Young Mutley fight at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
Speaking to the Sun newspaper about his version of event the 22 year-old said: "I got there and had every intention of keeping a low profile. I had tickets fairly far back in the arena and I just wanted a quiet night.
"But my uncle pointed out where Chisora was sitting and a couple of my friends reminded me about some of the stuff he’d said in the papers about me not being a proper fighter.
"He’d been saying that my promoter Mick Hennessy had been trying to steal the British title from him to give it to me without us fighting, but that’s just not the case.
"After they said that to me, I thought about it for all of three seconds before telling myself, ’I’ve got to have him for that’.
"So I ran down the stairs, jumped a couple of barriers and made it past security to the ringside barrier where I shouted, ’Oi, Chisora’.
"He didn’t answer so I tried again with, ’Oi, Del Boy’. He turned around and I said, ’Who do you think you are talking about me in the papers? Do you honestly think you can get away with that?’
He was lost for words so I followed it up by telling him that I’ll knock him out when we fight. I told him I’d kill him.
"He looked scared and backed right up. Of course I said a lot more to him and was screaming abuse, but he backed up about 20 yards before giving it large about there not being enough money on offer.
"I replied with, ’Money? It’s all about money is it? I fight for honour, not money!’
Fury added: "So I ripped my shirt off and told him I’d fight him then and there. I did a bit of shadow boxing but no punches were thrown as Warren ushered him away.
"The shirt was off purely because it’s a tradition type of thing. You don’t have a proper scrap with your shirt on!"
May 27, 2011