'I've no money, I live in a shed. I live on what I kill': Tyson and Tommy Fury's dad John on fight to survive
11.02.2024 - 17:43
John Fury has told how 'cowards' in prison would hurl hideous insults at him after lights out. The former bare-knuckle boxing champ was jailed for 11 years in 2011 after gouging out a man's eye in a brawl at a car auction in Belle Vue.
It was Fury's third spell in the prison. But as a renowned hardman, high-profile Traveller and the father of then up-and-coming boxer Tyson Fury, he was a target for abuse from those eager to hide behind the anonymity of night.
"When I was in prison, at 10 o'clock at night, I used to get called every name under the sun through the windows," Fury told Daily Star Sport. "What they were calling me and my family was unprecedented.
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“But did I know who was saying it? No. There's 1,500 men in a prison where the noise comes from.
“You can only guess, but would they say it to my face? No. I've been round some hard cookies in my life. Nobody's ever insulted me to my face.
"They can say what they want behind my back because there's miles and miles in front of people. When you're stood there looking like you're gonna do somebody some damage, let's see where the balls are.
"Then I know what mine are. You'll have to kill me to stop me, because I'll definitely end it there. I don't want the police knocking on my door anyway. They have knocked on my door too many times."
Fury has previously told how he was a 'different beast' during his third spell in prison. "I was no longer against the world, I just wanted to be back in it," he wrote in his autobiography When Fury Takes Over.
He credits his