Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of the world, is just a couple of months removed from his stunning victory over long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko. Since then, he's courted controversy in the press, interrupted Deontay Wilder's celebration last weekend on Showtime, and on Tuesday, an interview with HBO's acclaimed Real Sports series will premiere.
Fury, 27, certainly has the background and life story to become a folk hero in boxing, and the preview clip above touches on that. Whether or not he actually achieves that is another question entirely, because he's got a long history of inflammatory statements, and seems to even revel in being hated as much if not more than being beloved. For Fury, it's as much about promotion, showmanship, theatrics, and attention by any means necessary as it is about what he can do between the bells, where he has proven himself the best heavyweight in the sport.
It should be an interesting piece, at the very least. Maybe he'll offend a bunch of people again?