Tyson Fury has been called a “coward” who is “all mouth” by potential opponent Dillian Whyte after not stepping in during Billy Joe Saunders’ dad’s altercation with security on Saturday night.
Saunders was left with a broken cheek and in need of surgery during his fight with dominant super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night.
And when his dad Tommy attempted to come and check on him, security forcibly stopped him from coming any closer after he had leapt over the barrier.
Fury was in close proximity, and opted not to get involved, instead asking for calm from behind the barrier, which Whyte has claimed is the behaviour of a coward.
Whyte said in a Twitter post: ” Tyson Fury is a coward. “How can you stand by and watch Billy Joe Saunders’ father get treated like this and you didn’t [sic] jump the barrier and at least try to stop them man handling him.
“You are a coward – all mouth.”
Dillian Whyte defeated Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar to reclaim his spot as mandatory challenger for Tyson’s WBC Heavyweight title after being knocked out last Summer.
For years, formidable heavyweight Whyte has been angling for a fight with Fury, and this isn’t the first time he has angrily declared the 6″9′ undefeated champion is a coward.
Aside from the few months after losing his first fight to Povetkin at Matchroom Boxing Fight Camp last Summer, Whyte has been mandatory with the WBC for well over 1,000 days.
But with Tyson Fury seemingly set to announce the first of two undisputed title fights with Anthony Joshua for August 14th, it looks like the Londoner will be waiting a little bit longer for his chance at the gold.
Fury is expected to make in the region of £53 million ($75 million) when he fights long-time rival Joshua, who defeated Whyte at the O2 Arena in 2015, in their unification bout.
The match will controversially take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, after a whopping £106 million ($150 million) site deal was offered by the kingdom.
They will share a 50-50 split of the mega money fight purse, before a rematch where the winner of the first fight will be paid 60% and the loser 40%.
Both fighters will also share in the pay-per-view revenue, which is expected to gross record number in the United Kingdom as part of a simulcast between BT Sport Box Office and Sky Sports Box Office.