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Tyson Fury’s best and funniest quotes ahead of Dillian Whyte fight
Read a selection of the Gypsy King’s best quotes ahead of his huge showdown with Dillian Whyte on BT Sport Box Office.
Tyson Fury is one of the most colourful boxers of all time and is never short of a quotable one-liner.
With the time for talking almost over ahead of his bout with Dillian Whyte on BT Sport Box Office, here are a selection of his best quotes.
“I’ve given him a new name anyway… he’s called Frillian Whyte-knickers. It’s Frillian Whyte-knickers because he’s as soft as it says in the title” - Fury comes up with a nickname for his next opponent
“He has shown the white flag today. He doesn’t want to go face to face with me because he will see the fire in my eyes and think he’s getting killed. It’s fear, it’s terror” - On Whyte’s press conference no-show
“I did tell him on Instagram a few months ago, every time you call me a bad name your percentage will go down. He didn't call me many bad names after that” - On Whyte’s silence leading up to the fight
“I am not concerned about Dillian not being here because this is the Tyson Fury Roadshow” - On Whyte’s absence and his UK homecoming
“It will be a fantastic event and I know Dillian Whyte is going to come in prepared” - On what he expects from Whyte bout at Wembley
On heavyweight rivals:
“If I lose to these bums, I’ll never be able to show my face in public ever again. I’ll never be able to call myself the Gypsy King anymore, losing to a weightlifter and a football player” - On his fellow heavyweights
“I'm not sure what to think about Anthony Joshua anymore. Quite frankly, nobody cares about him anymore. But I'll knock him out just for bants” - On Anthony Joshua
“He didn’t do any damage at all to Anthony Joshua, and he definitely ain’t doing any damage to a man like me” - On Oleksandr Usyk
“Wilder’s the biggest puncher in the history of our sport, but I’ve got the biggest balls in the history of our sport, as I’ve proved many, many times” - On Deontay Wilder
“Ortiz was 49 years old with high blood pressure” - On Luis Ortiz’s defeat to Wilder
“See you, you plumber from Liverpool, it’s personal between you and me and I’m going to do you some serious harm, you big, stiff idiot” - On David Price
“He shook me, he put me down, and that’s boxing and life as well. It’s not about how many times you get put down or how many times you lose or when. It’s about how you can come back and keep getting back up and keep moving forward like Rocky said” - On climbing off the canvas to beat Wilder
“I wanted to show the world that it can be done. Anything is possible with the right mindset. If you believe in yourself and you sacrifice and dedicate, with the right help you can come back” - On returning to the sport after mental health struggles
“If enough people talk about mental health, then it’s going to raise more and more awareness and sooner or later this crisis will have to be addressed properly” - On changing the conversation around mental health
“I’m here to inspire others and to help others” - On his purpose
“What we did yesterday is history, it’s not really important. It’s about living for today and being thankful for what we have now” - On living in the moment and gratitude
“You can never please everybody ever. The moment you try to make everybody love you is the moment you fail” - On people-pleasing
“You can’t go swimming and not get wet, and I got wet. I got drenched actually!” - On being knocked down by Wilder
“I’ve had a call from Gotham City. I’m here!” - On showing up to a press conference dressed as Batman
“I’m like a chameleon - I can adapt to any situation. Any colour, any environment, I come out a legend and a king. Put me in the jungle, I’ll be a ruler, put me in space, I’ll own the place!” - On his personality
“I’m going to go out there, smash him to pieces, make Italian sausage out of him and that’s it. Spicy meatballs!” - On his second comeback fight against Francesco Pianeta
“I’ve beat so many, many problems. How am I going to let this little skinny spaghetti hoops man beat me?” - On the threat posed by Wilder
“Shame on you, you let a fat man beat you. I don’t even live an athlete’s lifestyle. It’s a disgrace to call me an athlete” - On his victory over Wladimir Klitschko
Watch Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday 23 April.