‘I like cuddly toys, crayons and being tickled’: Tyson jokes around with opponent Otto Wallin

‘I am the Gypsy King and I do like cuddly toys, crayons and being tickled’: Tyson Fury jokes around with opponent Otto Wallin as pair face off ahead of Las Vegas showdown

  • Tyson Fury spoke to the media at Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference
  • Lineal world heavyweight champion was in a playful mood at the MGM Grand 
  • The Brit fights Sweden’s Otto Walin at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night

Tyson Fury was in playful mood at the final media conference before Saturday night’s defence of his lineal world heavyweight title against Otto Wallin.

As his love affair with Mexico continued to blossom with the approach of that country’s Independence weekend, Fury invited questions in Spanish.

After one long, complicated inquiry he answered: ‘Yes, I am the Gypsy King and I do like cuddly toys, crayons and being tickled.’ He continued in that vein for a while, to roars of laughter.

Tyson Fury was in a playful mood as he answered questions ahead of his fight on Saturday

The Brit found it difficult to be serious as he joked around with opponent Otto Wallin

The Brit found it difficult to be serious as he joked around with opponent Otto Wallin

The Brit found it difficult to be serious as he joked around with opponent Otto Wallin

On a more serious note he addressed the expectation that Sweden’s unheralded Wallin would be a pushover, saying: ‘Sometimes the unknown is more exciting.

‘I never underestimate anybody and I’m not overlooking Otto. I’ve trained as hard for this fight as i did for Deontay Wilder.

‘I’m rejuvenated and all the Mexicans here,like everyone else, can expect entertainment on Saturday night. 

There were cheers and applause when he said: ‘After this fight I might go down to the border and use my height to lift Mexicans up and over that wall.’ 

*Fury v Wallin will be televised live late Saturday night on BT Sport Box Office. 

Fury had the journalists present in fits of laughter as he made amusing poses for the cameras

Fury had the journalists present in fits of laughter as he made amusing poses for the cameras

Fury had the journalists present in fits of laughter as he made amusing poses for the cameras

Despite his comedic behaviour, Fury insisted he was not taking his opponent lightly

Despite his comedic behaviour, Fury insisted he was not taking his opponent lightly

Despite his comedic behaviour, Fury insisted he was not taking his opponent lightly 


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