Tyson Fury caused a stir at his recent press engagement by ejecting a well-known YouTube reporter from the vicinity.
Elie Seckbach was unceremoniously told he wasn’t welcome by Fury as he attempted to question from a media scrum.
Fury picked out the journalist, known for his ‘reporting’ catchphrase and wanted him thrown out.
“You can’t interview me. See you in a bit. Bye!” said Fury. “Get him out of here. I don’t want him around me. He’s a hater.
“Thank you, Elie. See you in a bit.
“A w***er, that’s what Elie is! Get him out of here,” he added.
Seckbach, whose channel EsNews is fast closing in on half a million subscribers, then posted his own video of the incident.
Rather than responding in kind, Seckbach thanked Fury for actually giving him a lot more views than for a Q and A.
“First of all, I need to thank him for watching EsNews and for acknowledging me because I’d never met him before,” Seckbach stated.
“Maybe he’s so smart and smarter than we think because him just talking to me or doing an interview about training camp won’t get so many views.
“Him doing a stunt like that, him pointing me out. Because he didn’t recognize anybody else in the room. He didn’t know who’s who but he knows EsNews.
“He knew exactly who I was and it worked. It got him more attention today than anything else,” he said.
Currently in the midst of training for his clash with Deontay Wilder, Fury was in top form during his media day.
Sporting a pair of Oddballs underpants and looking sharp with trainer Ben Davison, Fury is close to peak condition.
Just five weeks remain until Fury bids to win the only title belt not in his cabinet – the coveted green and gold WBC strap.
Should Fury upset the fractions and regain the world championship, a lucrative rematch with Wilder awaits in the United Kingdom.