Advertisement
Advertisement

Tyson's Fury Over Gypsy Reality Show: It's All Fake!

By Katie Begley, courtesy of The Daily Star

Tyson Fury, a gypsy who lives on a caravan site near Manchester, said Channel 4 has fooled the British public with Big Fat Gypsy Weddings .

Tyson, 22, named after ring legend Mike Tyson, 44, said the gypsies featured on the show do not even live in caravans.

He stormed: “Not all travellers are My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding material.

“In fact, if all you knew about the traveller community was from watching that show then you would be well off the mark.

“For starters it only shows a particular set of travellers and it’s all fake. They’re all putting on an act for the cameras.

“The travellers on that show you see going into trailers probably all have houses.”

The series, which pulled in more than eight million viewers a week, focused on their lavish weddings.

But 6ft 9in Tyson, who became a pro in 2008 and has won all his 14 fights, said the stars are showing off.

“Those crazy wedding dresses you see on that programme, they just know they’re going on TV so they’re pushing the boat out,” he claimed. “It’s just a big put-on.”

And he took a swipe at bare- knuckle fighter Paddy Doherty, 52, who landed in court after accusing his cousin of beating him up.

Tyson told a magazine: “Even the resident hardman of the show, Paddy Doherty, admitted he exaggerated his tough-guy image. He hasn’t had a fight in 30 years.

“These people are the lowest of the low in my book.

“We settle things among ourselves in the travelling community. Men like that are scum and God deals with them in his own way.”

Tyson’s dad John Fury, 46, recently began an 11-year jail sentence for gouging a fellow traveller’s eye out. But Tyson says he was just defending himself.

He added: “My dad was at a vehicle auction when the fight happened.

“Dad was just defending himself – he didn’t mean to poke the guy’s eye out.

“There was no way this fella wanted a fair fight, believe me.”

A Channel 4 spokesman said: “Big Fat Gypsy Weddings was an observational documentary series. It was a fair and accurate representation of what happened during filming.

“Any allegations of fakery are entirely unfounded.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sparked_1985 on 03-04-2011

I knew it was a bit of a put on. But I don't doubt that a lot of these travelers spend fortunes on their weddings. They have more disposable income that most of us. Also, you can't accidently pokes a…

Comment by Rick Grimes on 03-04-2011

Comment by Trigg on 03-03-2011

'' he didn't mean to poke the guy's eye out '' I know it's a serious matter, and i'm sorry for the bloke it happened too, but i found that comment funny as ****.

Comment by lightsout213 on 03-03-2011

the fury's are a breed of traveling people related to the late great bartley gorman RIP

Comment by Bierstadt on 03-03-2011

Someone care to explain what the hell this is all about?? [QUOTE=Irish Hitman;10181313]Haha his father didnt mean to poke someones eye out...must have a damn hard poke[/QUOTE] Don't get into a poke war with that fella.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next Povetkin Questions Whether Wilder Actually Intended To Fight Him
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement