Barry McGuigan has hit back at Tyson Fury after he called him a ‘traitor’ on Twitter.
The outspoken and controversial heavyweight World champion made the comments after the Irish fight legend had criticised him in his weekly Mirror column.
McGuigan described the 27-year-old “as a child (who) has no filter, no off button” in the newspaper column and claimed he was glad he didn’t sign him.
Fury responded by labeling McGuigan “a traitor to your home country” in response on Twitter.
@ClonesCyclone u are a traitor to your home country, gave up your Irish title to fight for the British, & u backdoor people in biznuess,#C5
McGuigan countered and said “Tyson is appalling and comes out with some appalling stuff.
“He was unnecessarily abusive towards me and my past and he can’t behave like that.
“Grow up Tyson and catch a grip of yourself.”
Fury, defeated Martin Rogan to become Irish champion, but was stripped himself after he fought under a British Licence in his next bout.