'Terminated' - Tyson Fury walks out of ITV interview after just 30 seconds
Former Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury walked out of an interview with British broadcaster ITV after he was unhappy with reporter Nick Wallis' line of questionning.
Fury confirmed on Thursday that he will return to professional boxing on June 9 at the Manchester Arena following a two-year and five month absenece from the sport.
The 29-year-old served a two-year suspension from the British Boxing Board of Control following a positive test for nandrolone in February 2015, but his return to the ring has prompted questions from ITV about his strong personal views on same-sex marriage, misogyny and anti-semitism.
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Fury was pressed by Wallis for his opinion on if he needed to win over a larger number of people in his return to boxing given his comments on a variety of issues in the past, however, the Heavyweight was unwilling to engage with Wallis and his line of questionning.
When the ITV journalist went to ask Fury about his suspension and ban from the UK Anti-Doping authority, Fury blanked him once more and walked out of the interview with the phrase - 'terminated'.
In a separate interview with print media, Fury claimed that he's feeling a lot lighter and that unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua is merely a 'belt carrier' until he returns to fight the division's best.
"Anthony Joshua is a belt carrier for me," Fury told the Manchester Evening News.
"By the time I get ready to fight, it's going to be an easy night for me. He's looking for one punch all night. We all saw the Joseph Parker fight, anyone who moves he struggles with," said Fury.
"I'd outbox him and knock him out. He's not the hardest man to knock out, and I don't believe he holds a good shot either. My speed, ability and skill will be too much for these sluggers and wild punchers.
"Wilder is top of the pile for me because he's dangerous right up until the last two seconds of a fight. We saw that against Luis Ortiz as he was losing and only needed one punch. He's a bit weak around the whiskers though.
"I'm over the moon to come back. It's been a long, complex, drawn out situation but the most important thing is that I'm back to reclaim what is rightfully mine.
"I'm the best heavyweight in the world. There are people out there who claim to be the world's best but I know for a fact that they're not. Given the right time and the right amount of fights, none of these guys will be a match for me once I'm back.
"I willingly gave the belts up and now I'll willingly get them back again. Joshua is an exciting fighter and I can't wait to get in there and prove I'm still the best."