Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte. dad John called ‘idiot’ after wading through press conference


By Sam Worthington with AP

An otherwise respectful press conference erupted into chaos as Tyson Fury’s father waded into heavyweight action at Wembley Stadium.

Dillian Whyte whipped John Fury like an “idiot” after he started yelling at Whyte’s brother Dean and had to be restrained by his superstar son.

Fury defends his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte on Sunday (AEST) in front of an expected record breaking crowd of British boxers of 94,000.

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“Tyson Fury’s dad needs to relax,” Whyte told BT Sport.

“My man is 600 and he’s coming forward, and they’re trying not to let my guys come on stage.

“I said to him, ‘John, calm down, you’re an adult. You keep screaming and screaming like a child. It’s your son and I’s day. He’s trying to get past his son .”

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It was the first time the boxers had come face to face since the announcement of the mega-fight.

Fury had slammed Whyte for dodging the pre-fight promotion, but the former sparring partners were soft on the press conference before John entered the fray.

“John was trying to start something,” Whyte said. “And that’s stupid, that’s a big fight. He wants to steal 94,000 fans out of a fight. He’s a real jerk.”

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The press conference opened as controversial boxing management company MTK Global announced its closure.

Fury has tried to distance himself from the company despite his former high-profile ties to founder Daniel Kinahan – the leader of an Irish criminal gang.

An Associated Press reporter attempted to ask Fury about MTK’s shutdown, but was met with silence before “The Gypsy King” later raised his middle finger.

“Since major promoters informed us that they would be severing all ties with MTK and no longer working with our fighters, we have made the difficult decision to cease operations at the end of this month,” MTK said in a statement. .

Kinahan was pictured with Fury in February in Dubai and has tried to set up fights for him in the past.

“This man is a boxing fan, I can’t say much more about it,” Fury said after an open sparring session on Wednesday (AEST).

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“There’s not much more of a relationship, there isn’t.”

Fury declined the opportunity to say whether he had severed all ties with Kinahan.

“It’s none of your business or anyone else’s,” Fury said.

“My business is my business, your business is yours, and that’s it.”

Fury himself has been a controversial figure.

There was a two-year backdated doping ban for having high levels of nandrolone in urine samples provided after fights in 2015.

Fury also had to reapply for his UK boxing license, which was suspended for separate incidents of drug use and medical issues.

Fury acknowledged “ups and downs” on Thursday.

“A drug addict, an alcoholic, everything else that I’m not ashamed of,” Fury said.

“It’s a part of who I am.”

He can be sure to have a crowd of support when nearly 100,000 fight fans gather at Wembley.

“I’m ready to do whatever it takes,” Fury said.

“I’m that kind of fighter where anything I have to do, I’ll do. Anything, victory by any means necessary, I’ll do. I’m not afraid to take risks. J ‘ve taken risks in my life, so that’s nothing new.”

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