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Tyson Fury: If Can't Smash Chisora, I Must Be Sh*t Too

By Chris McKenna & Nick Lustig, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY is not bothered if he never wins a world title.

The outspoken British heavyweight only cares about how much money he earns.

Fury, 25, takes on bitter rival Dereck Chisora in Manchester a week on Saturday for the British and European heavyweight titles and yesterday bet £100,000 on himself to win.

It is also a final eliminator for Wladimir Klitschko's WBO title as both men sit on the verge of a shot at the world title.

Fury has the chance to become one of Britain's biggest boxing stars if he goes all the way to world glory - but all he wants to know is how much it will pay.

He said: "To be quite honest with you, I couldn't give a f*** about being a ring legend or being remembered.

"As long as I've got plenty of zeroes in my bank account, that's all I care about. I don't care if I win 50 world titles or I don't win one.

"Titles are not going to keep me warm at night, they are not going to pay my bills, nothing. I have to make the right decisions for me, my family and the people around me.

"I'm not interested in titles and being a hero, being a legend, or going down with a great legacy."

British stars like Carl Froch and Amir Khan constantly speak about their desire to leave a mark on the sport and be long remembered.

But Fury reckons they are all liars and are just after money like him.

"For all professional athletes that do it for business, it's about money, it's not about being a sporting man.

"Past champions are only has beens, they are ex-champions.

"All they have to show for is a broken nose, some belts on the mantelpiece and an empty pocket working in Morrisons."

In an ill-tempered press conference yesterday, the fighters almost came to blows along with their coaches.

Chisora, 30, initially offered to wager £10,000 on the fight, before foul-mouthed Fury raised the stakes.

He said: "What is 10,000 grand, this is heavyweight boxing," he said.

"It is a lot of money to some people, but to me that is not a lot.

"I would have had the full purse on it. I would have had everything I own on it. If I cannot beat Dereck Chisora, I am not worth having anything.

"Dereck Chisora is a journeyman and what champions do to a journeyman is that they smash them to bits.

"And if I cannot smash him to bits, I must be s**t too."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 07-17-2014

If Fury is such a big deal in the heavyweight division why hasn't this fight been picked up by any networks in the US?

Comment by Burt Saxby on 07-17-2014

What November 12 date. Are you saying K2 offered Fury a fight. Where's the source and proof for this?

Comment by LoadedWraps on 07-17-2014

I love how whenever I make a big deal out of a quote in a BPP article, BPP makes an article a few days later about the same quote. [IMG]http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/gallery/yes/zack_gal.gif[/IMG] oh NSB, I didn't know you felt that way about…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 07-17-2014

A peculiar individual. I believe not two months ago,he said he wasn't in this for the money and Wladimir and Boente were lying he refused November 12 date against the champion,a fight he would have taken for free ! His…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 07-17-2014

Fury is brilliant. I'll be gutted when he loses. The bloke is [B]f[/B]ucking funny. And it's not like he doesn't judge himself by his own standards he has eluded to this kind of thing several times: 'if I lose to…

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