Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has openly admitted lying to a major Scottish newspaper in a bid to gain attention, according to the man himself.
The 27 year-old gave an interview to The Daily Record this week, in which Fury claimed he'd spent all his money and was on benefits.
Fury had said: “To be honest, I’m skint. I don’t have any money in the bank. I’m on the dole," Fury told The Record.
“I’m on Jobseeker’s Allowance at the moment. I’m not winding you up – I’m being truthful. Seriously, I didn’t make any money out of boxing at all. Don’t feel sorry for me – it’s not a bad thing.
“I give my promotional team half of the money and I donate the other half to charity or give it to people in need because I don’t think people should make money out of punching other people in the face. I fight because I love to fight."
Outlining his want to give to others, Fury added: “I help a lot of people with my money from boxing. I create homes, take homeless people off the streets, I give it to children’s charities. You can’t take money with you.”
“Last time I was in Glasgow, to see the Billy Joe Saunders fight in 2016, I did a bit of a job for a friend and got £10,000. I went up and down Glasgow giving it to the homeless.
“What goes around comes around, I believe. A greedy man doesn’t enter the kingdom of heaven.
“I’m in Glasgow on St Patrick’s Day and, if I get any donations from that night, the next day I’ll be up and down the streets of Glasgow again handing out money to the homeless.”
WBN previously questioned Fury's statements as they didn't seem to be coming from a sound mind, and '2 Fast' has now branded them as 'fake news' despite initially giving the interview.
The move could backfire on Fury though, as outlets may be unwilling to give the fighter column inches for exclusive stories if he intends on giving false statements.