IRISH CHAMP’S TYSON FURY GUNPOINT ARREST
Irish Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s pre fight training camp was interrupted after he was seized by arm police who mistook him and his entourage for killer robbers.
The 6ft 9in giant was driving to his training base on the border of Holland and Belgium when he was stopped and surrounded by police.
Fury and his team were then taken to the police station strip searched and questioned suspicion of armed robbery and murder.
Fury spent 11 hours before police eventually accepted they were innocent. Fury was eventually released and can now divert his attention back to next foe Vinny Maddalone.
“Me, my trainer and three more of my team were ordered to stop in my BMW.
“There were eight police shouting and pointing their guns at us.
“The police helicopter was whirring above us as we were ordered to lay face down in the dirt.
“Some guys in a bar had given the police a description of the robbers and apparently it matched us in our X5 BMW.
“I was shocked but I kept calm because I knew we had done nothing wrong.”
The nightmare continued when Fury and his pals were thrown into separate cells and had their clothes confiscated.
He added: “At first they didn’t believe me when I said I was a British boxer.
“I was standing there in only my underpants telling them I had nothing to do with the robbery. Eventually, after 11 hours they allowed us to leave.
“They apologised but I walked back to the car, thinking it was the strangest thing that has ever happened to me.”
Tyson Fury vs. Vinny Maddalone will take place in front of a 3,000 strong crowd at the Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset on Saturday 7th July.
The 12 round international contest promoted by Hennessy Sports in association withSanigar Events and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will be broadcast live on Channel 5from 10pm.
Supporting Tyson will be middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jnr in his 5th pro fight and British champion Lee Haskins from Bristol, who is challenging Darlington’s former British champion Stuart Hall for the vacant European Bantamweight title.
The undercard will also feature former British Light welterweight champion Lenny Daws vs. Bridgewater’s Dean Mills, Tyson’s cousin Phill Fury, Bristol fighters Michael Graydonand Ricky Pow and Tamuka Mucha from Reading.
And making his UK debut will be the Hennessy Sports promoted Canadian Welterweight Champion Samuel Vargas.
Tickets are also available to purchase online from the following websites.
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**Fury vs. Maddalone is subject to board approval