TYSON FURY hilariously went face-to-face with a POSTER of Dillian Whyte at their first press conference.
The Gypsy King was in his usual boisterous mood despite his April 23 opponent failing to attend the Wembley presser.
Tyson Fury went head-to-head with a POSTER of future opponent Dillian Whyte
The WBC heavyweight champ then placed a hand on Whyte’s face
Whyte has decided to stay in training camp in Portugal ahead of their all-Brit blockbuster.
But Fury was determined to have the traditional stare-off – even if it was with a paper version of Whyte.
After the press conference had finished, Fury stood up and said: “Shall we do the face-to-face?
“That’s fine, I will just do it like this. I will definitely win this stare-down.”
Someone in the crowd then shouted: “Look him in the eyes Tyson.”
The undefeated Morecambe mauler then stared at the poster of his future opponent.
Fury then turned to face forwards and extended out his fist before flashing a big smile.
The 33-year-old then invited Frank Warren to ‘get in between the fighters’, which the legendary promoter duly obliged.
It was an eventful presser ahead of the heavyweight showdown.
Warren slammed Whyte as ‘disgraceful and unprofessional’ for not attending, with the challenger’s lawyer has claimed his big-fight silence is in response to his treatment from the rival promoter.
Fury then announced he had come up with a new nickname for his Brit rival, ‘FRILLIAN WHYTE KNICKERS’ and vowed to triumph on St George’s Day in honour of the great dragon slayer.
The champ then announced he would RETIRE after the fight and be happy with ‘£150m in the bank ‘.
However he previously unveiled a five-fight plan before his iconic trilogy win over Deontay Wilder in October.
And the April 23 clash with the Brixton ace is supposed to be a semi-final to face the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for the WBC, IBF and WBO belts and legendary undisputed status.
Fury called for Frank Warren to ‘get in between’ the two fighters
Fury, unsurprisingly, took centre stage at the presser
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