Whether he knew it at the time or not, Tyson Fury’s invitation to fight David Price would become quite well known among boxing fans as one of the funniest calls from up to now.
In 2012, Fury spoke to Price – and the country – on Channel 5 to let him know it would be easy for him to handle.
Price, despite being the British and Commonwealth champion at the time, was nothing more than a “big idiot” and a “plumber from Liverpool” to young Fury.
“I would fight David Price any day of the week. You see you, you plumber from Liverpool, it’s a personal matter between you and me – and I’m going to do you some serious harm, stiff idiot. Also, they’ll need ten plumbers to deal with you when I’m done with you. Other than that, you’re getting it. Sure.”
As British boxing trash talk goes, it pops up there with Derek Chisora’s ‘strange analogy’ about laxatives. Speaking of Chisora, he was honored with the return of the plumber in a recent interview with Fury ahead of their three-way battle on December 3.
As Fury was discussing both men’s success in the bout and the danger of heavyweight boxing that both could be injured, he pulled the plumber’s cord out of the history books. .
“Someone called a plumber. That’s what I said. Ask David Price if he’s around.”
And poor David Price is trying to enjoy his retirement.
Fury faces Chisora on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Leading up to the fight, despite the jokes above, caused a lot of controversy around matchmaking and pay per view.
If Fury does his job and the plumbers on standby do theirs, then he is tipped to advance to a bout with Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title. .