BBBofC to probe Tyson Fury TV and Twitter comments aimed at David Price

Last Updated: 16/10/12 6:43am

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Tyson Fury: In hot water over David Price tweets

Tyson Fury: In hot water over David Price tweets

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Tyson Fury could be in hot water over inflammatory comments he made on Twitter about heavyweight rival David Price.

Fury had already used a television interview and Twitter to criticise Price on Saturday, and on Monday afternoon he made another threatening verbal assault on the Liverpool fighter.

General secretary Robert Smith revealed Fury's comments are being discussed by the British Boxing Board of Control.

"I'm very disappointed by this. I've already spoken to the chairman (Charles Giles) about it this morning," Smith said.

Fury could be issued with a fine and/or a suspension if the BBBofC decide he should be sanctioned.

Fury was offered £500,000 by promoter Frank Maloney to renew his rivalry with Price, to whom he lost as an amateur.

Price is to defend his British and Commonwealth titles against veteran Matt Skelton on December 8, but outside of the Klitschko brothers or David Haye, Fury is the opponent the boxing public would like to see him face next.

That encounter may be harder to make after the 29-year-old took just 82 seconds to batter Harrison in a superb performance that indicates he is a genuine heavyweight contender.

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