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Tyson Fury: Arson Attack is Due To Jealousy and Envy

By Frank Wiechula, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY has vowed he will not allow the arson attack on his home to derail his bid for world heavyweight title glory.

And he has described those responsible for starting the blaze as “scum”.

Fury, preparing for his ring return on Saturday after almost a year out, was away with his family at a French training camp when his British home and two of his cars were targeted last Sunday.

But the 6ft 9in fighter is focusing on defeating American Joey Abell at London’s Copper Box and then beating fellow Brit Dereck Chisora in a planned world title eliminator, before potentially dethroning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury said: “It’s been very distressing for me what’s gone on at home. There are some crazy people out there, someone could have got seriously hurt.

“They burnt down two cars on my drive and the police and fire brigade came. It’s upsetting to think that someone is going to your house and messing around burning things down.

“It’s just people being silly with jealousy and envy. They know I am away so it is the perfect time to do it. Anybody could have been at home - it’s a good job my wife and two kids were with me in France.

“The people who did this are low-life scum, rubbish. That’s how I describe them. I hope they get caught.”

To cap a bad spell Fury’s wife, Venezuela, recently spent five days in hospital after surgery although she is now recovering.

Fury, who has security looking after his house, said: “I can’t let this affect my fight. I have to concentrate on what I have to do on Saturday night against Abell.

“The car is only a piece of tin which can be replaced but as long as nobody was hurt, that’s all I am concerned about.

“I’m not interested in what happened last weekend. I’m just focusing on the boxing and three knockout wins, against this guy Abell, whoever I fight in April and then hopefully Chisora.”

Promoter Frank Warren said the WBO have told him the winner of the Fury v Chisora contest will be in line to fight Klitschko for the world title.

But first Chisora also has to come though a tough test against American Kevin Johnson as he tops the Copper Box bill.

Fury has also had to contend with a change of opponent for this bout, in Abell, and a slight cut in training, but is not discouraged.

Fury said: “It’s part of boxing and nothing new to me. Abell is a big puncher, 6ft 4ins, a southpaw - the worst nightmare for me.

“He is not here to lie down and thinks he can take me out in five. Heavyweights are one punch from glory and one punch from disaster, we’ll find out on Saturday night.”

Chisora said: “I’m not looking past Johnson right now, I’ll be looking to go out there and knock him out, put the pressure on him.”

Colourful character Johnson said if Chisora becomes the first man to stop him he will become the Brit’s “cheerleader for the rest of his career”.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Oasis_Lad on 02-14-2014

I'd love to see Fury get his hands on the ar[COLOR="Black"]s[/COLOR]eholes that are responsible. No Ho[COLOR="Black"]m[/COLOR]o.

Comment by jas on 02-14-2014

good luck fury, i hope he wins

Comment by Scott. Weiland on 02-14-2014

Fury has likely run out of money,torched his own car/s for the insurance so he can buy some more pork,spam and tripe mix,the fat scruffy bastard.

Comment by Cloud on 02-14-2014

It will be one of his own. That's the problem with a lot of travellers. They can't stand some of their own people getting ahead. I know a kid who works ****ing hard for his money (cash in hand). Couple…

Comment by Vape on 02-14-2014

I wouldn't be surprised if it was another one of his own.

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