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Tyson Fury says he’s heading to US ‘as he’s not accepted in Britain’

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Reigning WBO, WBA and IBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury winks during Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko head to head press conference at Manchester Arena on April 27, 2016 in Manchester, England. Fury v Klitschko Part 2 will take place in Manchester on July 9 for the WBO, WBA and IBO heavyweight belts. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Tyson Fury during his press conference with Wladimir Klitschko at Manchester Arena on April 27 (Photo: Getty Images)

TYSON Fury believes that he will never be accepted in Britain because of his Irish Traveller background.

The World Heavyweight Champion said that he would move to the US after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on July 9.

“I’m not accepted in Britain because I’m a Gypsy and that will never change,” he said.

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The 27-year-old added: “The Klitschko fight will be my last in Britain. Get past him and I’m away.”

In November, Manchester boxer Fury beat the Ukrainian with a unanimous points decision, bringing his nine-year reign as champion to an end.

The self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King – has previously spoken about the abuse he receives because of his background and has claimed that he has received more racial abuse since becoming world champion.

“This country has been waiting for me for 120 years but when I finally arrived, people called me a bum,” he said. “So I’m moving to America, where champions are appreciated.

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury (L) poses alongside Ukrainian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko, during a press conference to publicise their forthcoming world heavyweight title fight, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England on April 27, 2016. Wladimir Klitschko has insisted he was "glad" to have lost his world heavyweight titles to Tyson Fury in December 2015, ahead of a re-match with the British boxer on July 9, 2016. With Klitschko's loss to Fury, the belts are now spread far and wide, with Fury holding the WBA and WBO titles, fellow Briton Anthony Joshua the IBF champion, and Deontay Wilder of the United States, the World Boxing Council's heavyweight title. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Tyson Fury (L) poses alongside Wladimir Klitschko during yesterday’s press conference

“I made the decision last week to move to Los Angeles, where they admire success and big talking. I was made for America.

“I’m going to where millionaires are welcome – and I’m a millionaire now. Every Brit that wants to make it in life has to go to America. If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere.”

His father John Fury – who was born in Tuam, Galway, spoke to The Irish Post earlier this month about the media’s reluctance to acknowledge his son’s achievements from both sides of the water.

He said: “The world doesn’t want Travelling people – outspoken people. They like yes men, liars and cheats, because they can deal with them. They can’t deal with proper people, truthful people, and that’s the bottom line.

“I know there’s a lot of bad people in the Travelling community, but there’s a lot of bad people in other communities too. Don’t tar everyone with the same brush.

“I want people to respect what we do, not outside of boxing, just in boxing. If you love boxing, just respect what we’ve done. My brother Peter (Tyson’s trainer) works endless hours – we all do – I keep his ship steady. It’s been stressful work to get him where he is, and that’s just behind the scenes.

“It’s about Tyson and Team Fury, and the work we’ve put in and the stress we’ve endured to get to the heavyweight championship of the world. We just want our just desserts for it.”

Fury has caused controversy for his comments on a range of subjects including homosexuality and women, later publicly apologising for his comments.

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  1. Boston, USA

    He'd be a welcome addition here in the USA.

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