Peter Fury has revealed to WBN that his nephew, world heavyweight title contender Tyson Fury, doesn’t feel part of the boxing scene in England and is wholly misunderstood after dishing out some verbal lashings in recent weeks.
The 24 year-old has slated some of the biggest names from English shores in his most infamous outbursts, with former world champion David Haye, top division rival David Price and WBC silver 175lb title holder Tony Bellew on the receiving end.
Fury has been criticised in some quarters for his no holds barred approach to interviews, although respected trainer Peter believes too much is made of the 6ft 9ins fighter’s comments as they are never spoken with any real malice or intent.
“Words mean little to Tyson, in so far as people hang on his every word,” Peter Fury told World Boxing News.
“If you ask Tyson one hour later – he cant even recall much of what he has said.
“Tyson doesn’t mean any hurt to any one and I do accept certain words can offend, but he says he receives far worse (via his Twitter account) than anything he could verbally dish out himself, which is true.
“Never the less, all talking needs to be put in the ring and getting what ever message out there that way. The Tyson you hear most times is not the real person he really is at all as ultimately he feels rejected by the English boxing fraternity as a whole and this obviously reflects this feeling when he is speaking out.
“Right or wrong that’s his take on it so he’s reacting in the only way he knows how, to meet fire with fire.”
The one-time British and Irish title holder is currently preparing for his Stateside debut on April 20, with American former cruiserweight king Steve Cunningham one of the names in the frame to oppose Fury as a WBC title shot looms.