True Geordie has spoken out on his explosive interview with Tyson Fury, in which the WBC Heavyweight Champion became increasingly frustrated and signed off by calling him a ‘tosspot sh**house.’
Boxing fans witnessed a very frosty and frustrated Tyson Fury this week, as he cut short an interview after being questioned about his reasoning behind choosing Derek Chisora as his next opponent. Fury and Chisora are no strangers – they’ve fought twice before, and the fact that Fury won convincingly both times is where some of the fan backlash about the matchmaking stems from.
In a new video on his YouTube channel, the interviewer says that a lack of respect from ‘The Gypsy King’ meant the increasingly probing questions just served to annoy him.
“As the interview was going on and I could feel him getting more frustrated, I didn’t let that shake me because I thought there’s things that need to be said right now, and I’m going to be as respectful as I can be … and still say what needs to be said. But, ultimately, this guy does not respect me, and he thinks I’m beneath him. ‘Who the hell are you to tell me what I need to be doing?’”
As well as a lack of respect, the popular podcast host points to ‘The Gypsy King’s ego as another reason the interview imploded.
“Ego is an amazing thing when it comes becoming heavyweight champion of the world. You want to prove to everyone that you’re better than everyone else – and you go and do it – and then you get to say ‘haha I told you so.’ It must feel f***ing amazing.”
“But when it comes to then having that same ego, and having a chat with a fan who merely questions your decisions, it’s problematic. Because Tyson puts himself across as a man of the people. But, as you see in that interview, you can’t be a man of the people and then not be answerable to those same people who pay your wages and buy all of your products, and think that they don’t deserve any explanation at all. ‘If you don’t want it, don’t buy it then.’ That’s just not the attitude of someone who’s a man of the people.”
It seems the one man who hasn’t commented on the situation since it happened is Fury himself, although it’s safe to say he’s unlikely to be returning to True Geordie’s show to do that.