The Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte press conference was going so well until John Fury made his presence felt at the end.
Fury and Whyte had a very diplomatic presser that even featured a few laughs between the pair, but as they attempted to pose for the face-off to close proceedings, Fury’s father, John, decided to make things interesting.
The 57-year old-was seen pointing and shouting at Whyte’s entourage as the two men came in close together.
Tempers began to flare, but both Tyson and Whyte played peacemaker and moved to settle down the surrounding crowd.
Once both men managed to push their teams back, they took their pictures like professionals, shook hands and parted ways.
Speaking straight after, Fury played down the incident.
“People want a big ruckus at press conferences, people want the screaming and shouting and punching. But listen, let the two boxers do a fight and enjoy it,” Fury told BT Sport.
“It’s not for the two entourages to get involved or anything like that. I have to be professional and say ‘step back, let me and him do what we’ve got to do.’
“We’re here to do a job, we’re both professionals and we’re both here being paid to do a job. We don’t need to scream and shout.”
Whyte firmly blamed John Fury for being the instigator and suggested he was trying get some spotlight for himself.
“Tyson Fury’s dad needs to relax. My man is 600 years old and he’s stepping forward and not letting my guys onto the stage,” Whyte started.
“I said ‘John, calm down. You’re an adult. You keep shouting and screaming like a child. Why are you getting involved? This is me and Tyson’s day. This is me and your son’s day.’ He’s always trying to get in front of his son. Old man, take it easy.
“John was trying to start something. John Fury is stupid, he wants to rob the fans of a big fight, 90,000 fans of a big fight. John Fury is an idiot. He’s a real idiot,” Whyte finished.
Whyte and Fury will finally meet with the WBC heavyweight title on the line this Saturday, April 23, at Wembley Stadium with a record 94,000 people in attendance.
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Source: Culled From Talksport.