The man who famously dressed up as Batman for a press conference claims ‘The Joker’ has been put back in his box ahead of the second fight of his comeback.
Fury [26(19)-0] fights in one of the chief supports on the Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson undercard at Windsor Park next month, taking on German-Italian Francesco Pianeta [35(21)-4(3)-1] over ten rounds.
The former unified heavyweight champion took showboating to a new level in the first of his return bouts against Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena last month, first setting the mood for the evening by planting a smacker on the equally game for a laugh Albanian.
Tyson now reveals that, for his duel with former world title challenger Pianeta, his new trainer Ben Davison wants him to have his serious head on and not play to the expected sell-out crowd at the football stadium.
“Ben wants a serious approach this time and that is what he’ll get,” said Fury.
“All business in Belfast!
“Everything is great, but if he wants me to be serious about this fight then I will be serious,” added Fury who admits that he doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to playing it straight – although under his uncle Peter he was controlled in the ring if eccentric outside it.
“I’m not serious about anything in my whole life, everything is like fun and games – even Klitschko. I wasn’t serious – I was doing all dance moves, everything.”
“But listen, if Ben wants serious, Ben will get serious. I’ll go in there and do my job and that’s it.”
“I won’t even smile once!”
Frank Warren echoed the thoughts of inexperienced trainer Davison and the veteran promoter believes Fury is more likely to stick to the script because of the stronger opponent he is presented with this time.
“I don’t believe we will have him playing up to the crowd on this occasion because he will need to be more business-like in a riskier fight and also because of his desire to start putting a marker down once again in the heavyweight division.”