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Tyson Fury vows to do 'serious harm' to David Price

ESPN staff
October 14, 2012

Tyson Fury reacted angrily to being called out by David Price's promoter Frank Maloney on Saturday, and he later posted a video issuing an astonishing slur against Price's sexuality .

Liverpudlian heavyweight Price wasted little time knocking out Audley Harrison on Saturday, needing 82 seconds to finish the bout. His unbeaten record now stands at 14-0.

Next up for Price is Matt Skelton on December 8, a bout that is again expected to be one-sided in favour of the Olympic bronze medallist. Fury, meanwhile, is scheduled to fight a week earlier in Belfast.

However, Maloney called out Fury in the aftermath of the Harrison victory, offering him £500,000 to take the bout.

Fury responded on Channel 5: "To be honest, Harrison is the biggest bum in boxing. I'll fight David Price any day of the week.

"See you, you plumber from Liverpool, it's personal between you and me and I'm going to do you some serious harm you big, stiff idiot.

"It's going to need 10 plumbers to do you when I've got finished with you. You are getting it - for sure. Call me out, call me any names and you are getting it."

Fury followed it up with a further astonishing outburst in a video posted on Twitter, saying: "Frank Maloney and David Price. I'm contacting your office in the morning you little midget. If you haven't got half a million that you've been bragging about, which I know you haven't, you're in deep trouble.

"David Price, I'm going to put you in intensive care, that's for sure mate. And you know your gay lover Tony Bellew? He's got to fight me in between the rounds as well. I want the two of you, you pair of t******."

Price and Fury had already scheduled a fight earlier this year, only for Fury to vacate his British and Commonwealth titles. His promoter Mick Hennessy intends to pair the two pugilists in the future, but says Fury is currently targeting world titles.

"Tyson is ranked No. 4 with the WBC at the moment, he's had a lot more fights [than Price] so he's in firing range for a world title,' Hennessy said.

"I think Tyson could be a world champion by next summer. The Price fight, when it happens, Tyson will take him out. It would be better if it was for a world title but we've got to see Price get hit on the whiskers and see how he reacts.

"Tyson put David Price on his backside when he was a 17-year-old novice with a handful of fights. David Price was much older and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist whereas Tyson was, by his own admission, a fat, out-of-condition fighter."

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