Tyson Fury was at his hilarious best at his latest colourful press conference.
Fury will take on Swedish prospect Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday for the WBC ‘Mayan’ belt, a one-off title designed to celebrate Mexican Independence Day weekend.
As a result, the heavyweight star has talked-up his desire to represent Mexico this weekend, even donning a lucha libre mask and Mexican headband at his public workout on Tuesday.
With the Gypsy King claiming he has even been learning the language, a journalist decided to put him to the test by asking a question in Spanish.
Having been asked a lengthy question which even bemused the translator, Fury offered a quick-witted response to leave fans in stitches.
“Well yes, I am the Gypsy King, El Rey Gitano” he responded.
“It is a privilege to be boxing on Mexican Independence weekend.
“I’m going to put on a fantastic show, and yes I do love big cuddly toys and crayons, thank you very much!
“And I do like being tickled, yes!”
Despite his humour, Fury is aware of the importance of fighting on a weekend usually reserved for Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.
He revealed he brought forward the date of his fight to put on a show when it became apparent Alvarez would be delaying his next fight as he ponders his next move.
“I wasn’t supposed to box on this weekend,” Fury admitted.
“When we heard Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would not be fighting in Las Vegas on this weekend I thought what a shock.
“This has been a special weekend for many years. I thought the Mexican people will not have a main event so I brought my fight date forward four weeks.”