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Tyson Fury fined over Twitter comments, considers quieting down

Outspoken British heavyweight Tyson Fury was fined over Twitter comments, and says he's thinking about quieting down in the future.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tyson Fury has made a good portion of his name by saying whatever he wants, whenever he wants, particularly on his Twitter account, where he's never been afraid to slam other fighters, promoters, fans who go too far, media, or anybody else.

But the British Boxing Board of Control has fined Fury £3,000 for some Twitter comments, and the 24-year-old Fury says it's an action that may cause him to bite his tongue more often.

"I had to go in front of the board this week and got a £3,000 fine and was told to behave myself. If I do it again I'll be in big trouble. People like outspoken people and I am outspoken - but when you are getting hit for three grand, it's time to maybe quieten down a bit. The board has been more than lenient with me and it was a hefty fine that I will take on the chin."

Fury (20-0, 14 KO) makes his U.S. debut on April 20, when he faces former cruiserweight titlist Steve Cunningham at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, which will be broadcast by NBC live in the afternoon.

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