While Tyson Fury prepares to return to the ring on June 9th, he has offered a stern warning to Tony Bellew. Bellew called out Fury following his victory over David Haye earlier this month, and Fury says it would be hazardous to his health.
“I don’t want to fight Tony Bellew. The reason being, he’s a family man and he’s got a wife and kids. And I want him to stay healthy, stay boxing, and earn a few quid and go home easy to his family,” Fury said in a video published by Fight Hype.
“But if he steps in the ring with the Gypsy King and I unleash hellfire on him — he’s only a small man and I could damage him, hurt him properly. You ain’t messin’ with a David Haye who’s 20 years out of date, you’re messin’ with someone who’s 6’9”, 19 stone, in the prime of me life, who could knock a wall down. One of the hardest punchers in heavyweight boxing but they don’t know it.
“I don’t wanna fight Tony Bellew. Tony Bellew is a light heavyweight/cruiserweight at best, so if I go in there and hurt him then what good is that? How does that make me feel, you know, when he shouldn’t even be in the ring anyway? Listen, we all need money but he doesn’t need money that bad, that he’s gonna lose his senses and get smashed to bits…
Fury claims that he has pity for Bellew, and wants him to “fight someone who he’s capable of beating” before he retires.
Fury also took a shot at Bellew’s promoter Eddie Hearn, claiming that “Tony, when you’re hurt severely, Eddie Hearn won’t even put a phone call into ya. You’re a piece of meat to him. Forget about it.”
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