True Geordie, the man whose probing questions put Tyson Fury into the headlines this week, has responded that viral interview.
Fury’s expletive ridden sign off was all over social media this week, after seemingly taking issue with being asked why he had chosen to face Derek Chisora in a December showdown. Despite cracking a smile while delivering the insults, the 15 minutes before were certainly hostile.
Responding on his YouTube channel, True Geordie says the fall out was partly down to ego on the part of the WBC champ.
“Ego is an amazing thing when it comes becoming heavyweight champion of the world. You want to prove to everyone that you’re better than everyone else – and you go and do it – and then you get to say ‘haha I told you so.’ It must feel f***ing amazing.”
But when it comes to then having that same ego, and having a chat with a fan who merely questions your decisions, it’s problematic. Because Tyson puts himself across as a man of the people. But, as you see in that interview, you can’t be a man of the people and then not be answerable to those same people who pay your wages and buy all of your products, and think that they don’t deserve any explanation at all. ‘If you don’t want it, don’t buy it then.’ That’s just not the attitude of someone who’s a man of the people.”
“He contradicts himself a lot, right? Everyone who’s watched a Fury interview has seen that happen.”
In response to some who have criticised his approach to the interview, True Geordie isn’t having it.
“It’s quite embarrassing when you can suggest that me simply asking a question about KSI or Conor Benn could then trigger Tyson Fury to a point where he’d be that angry, when you can see from the minute go, he ain’t in a good frame of mind. Anyone with an ounce of relations in their life to other people will be able to f***ing see that.”
The podcast host goes on to slam certain areas of boxing media as too soft on the fighters they interview and says that he doesn’t care if he ever speaks to Fury again.