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John Fury almost came to blows at Tyson’s Dillian Whyte face-off as member of rival team came up the stairs too quickly

TYSON FURY’S dad John was raring to go as Dillian Whyte’s brother Dean “came up the stairs a little quick” ahead of the face-off.

WBC heavyweight champion Fury takes on old sparring partner Whyte inside a packed out Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

John was raring to go with Whyte’s brother Dean
Fury had to hold his dad back
Both fighters calmed tensions

The pair were respectful towards each other at yesterday’s press conference.

But tensions flared ahead of the face-off between John and Whyte‘s brother Dean.

Both fighters stepped into to cool the situation.

John has since explained why “it nearly went off”, saying “sometimes my head wants my body to do what my body can’t do.”


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Speaking to Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions, John said: “It was a case of my fault.

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“Emotions run high, and I am a fighting man, even though I am old. I’m still game.

“Sometimes my head wants my body to do what my body can’t do.

“Listen, I’m up for anything. He [Dean Whyte] came up the stairs a little quick.


“I was watching him from the start, and I thought, ‘Okay, then, no problem.

“I stepped to him and he stepped to me an it nearly went off.

“That’s my makeup, and that’s why he’s [Fury] the heavyweight champion of the world.

“It took myself hundreds of years of breeding to get to Tyson. Forget about me, I’m just bum squad.

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“I’ll have a rattle with anybody. It doesn’t matter if it’s win, lose or draw to me. I’ve had a lot of hiding and I’ll give a lot of hidings.

“Let’s talk about how Tyson handled himself today. A gentleman. Other people can cause problems.

“It’s not Dillian Whyte, he’s a pro, but people around him are not pros. A spark can cause a forest fire.

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“Listen, I don’t see any reason for bad behaviour. You don’t need to grab anybody by the throat.

“If the big fellow [Dean Whyte] has a problem with me, he can say, ‘Do you want to go out to the car park, just me and you. Let’s go out to the car park.’

“We don’t need an audience. We’ll go at it.”

In response, Dean said: “If John Fury wants, he can fight my dad and my dad’s older than him.

“He can have a bare-knuckle fight with my dad. If he wants it now, I’ll set it up and my dad will bash him in, smash him to bits.

“Let’s see if he’s gonna man up and accept the challenge.”

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Saturday could be Fury’s last fight of his professional career.

The 33-year-old has insisted he will retire and has shut down talks of a fight with Anthony Joshua.

Fury said: “I’m happy to go back to Morecambe and be left alone.

“I’m gonna delete my Instagram, I’m getting away from being a ‘star’.

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“I want to be left alone to live my normal little life, pathetic life I live in Morecambe Bay – going to school, taking out the bins, getting a haircut, valeting the car, going out once a week and training every day.

“Win, lose or draw on Saturday night they’ll be no more fights.”

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