British Boxing Boad of Control General Secretary Robert Smith has expressed his concern that heavyweight fighter Tyson Fury is once again filling the media pages due to comments made in public.
Fury, 25, made threats to opponent Dereck Chisora and his trainer Don Charles at a press conference in London on Monday and the Board have confirmed that they have been contacted regarding what transpired.
Trainer Peter Fury today told World Boxing News on Tuesday that his nephew’s statements where just down to him being in fight mode for next week’s clash, although Smith is set to broach the subject once again th his peers.
‘I have received numerous complaints about the behavior of Boxer Tyson Fury from the media and members of the public, relating to the press ponference which took place for his forthcoming contest against Dereck Chisora in Manchester on the 26th July 2014,” outlined Smith.
Obviously, as General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control, I am concerned, disappointed and offer my personal apologies to any individual who may have been offended by such conduct.
The matter will be discussed at the Board meeting on Wednesday, 16th of July, following which I will issue a further statement thereafter.’
It’s not the first time Fury has landed in hot water with the BBBofC after previous comments via social media and other avenues, with a potenital final warning, or worse, set to come from the Board later this week.