Fans Revolt as ‘Drunken Thug’ Tyson Fury Promotes the Thing He Resents the Most

Published 06/20/2022, 9:34 AM EDT
Tyson Fury during the BOXXER Fight Night at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Picture date: Saturday November 20, 2021. (Photo by Kieran Cleeves/PA Images via Getty Images)

Reigning heavyweight superstar Tyson Fury seems to have a rather eventful life in ‘retirement’. The champ recently stirred a hornet’s nest with his appearance in an interview for a gambling company.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Tyson Fury speaks to the media during the Tyson Fury v Dilian Whyte press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Fury has been a passionate promoter for mental health. Moreover, he had mentioned that he would never endorse gambling because of its effects on mental health. He said, “I am against advertising gambling, alcohol, CBD oils, and so forth and so on. It leads to mental health struggles, in my opinion, and can cause people to commit suicide.”

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However, his recent interview with Unibet left fans outraged. Notably, Unibet is a platform that focuses on sports betting.

In the interview, Fury even clarified the incident where he kicked a taxi under the influence of alcohol. In fact, he even mentioned that he is not a robot who gets told what to do.

Tyson Fury faces the wrath of fans

Fans were outraged by the fact that Tyson Fury gave an interview with Unibet. Moreover, they were also displeased with him for justifying his drunken rage.

User @ajBAHons mentioned that Fury was endorsing Unibet in the interview. Meanwhile, he also mentioned the irony of the same as Fury talked about gambling’s effects on mental health.

Similarly, user @adamrobinson86 also spoke about the irony between Fury’s words and his ‘endorsements’.

Additionally, a few users mentioned that they would never go around kicking taxis on a holiday.

User @PaulyFu63688695 mentioned that Fury should not justify his actions by justifying that it has been done before.

However, user @Kreestoph274639 pointed out the irony that Fury called Anthony Joshua out for threatening college students.

Fans react to Fury’s potential return

In the same interview, Fury had mentioned that he is willing to come out of retirement for the ‘right price’.

Fans were surprised by the fact that he contradicted his previous ‘retirement’ revelation.

User @bombsboxing mentioned that Usyk would be a tougher opponent for Fury when compared to Joshua.

Additionally, user @Davidbconstable pointed out the contradiction in Fury’s words.

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Similarly, user @prodby_watson added that Fury had previously told that he does not fight for money.

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What do you think of Fury’s interview with Unibet? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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