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Frank Maloney slams 'motormouth' Tyson Fury

PUBLISHED: 16:37 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 05 October 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11:  Tyson Fury looks on after winning his heavyweight fight against Mathew Ellis prior to Commonwealth Welterweight Title fight between John O Donnell and Craig Watson at York Hall on April 11, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Tyson Fury looks on after winning his heavyweight fight against Mathew Ellis prior to Commonwealth Welterweight Title fight between John O Donnell and Craig Watson at York Hall on April 11, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Frank Maloney has responded to Tyson Fury's scathing verbal attack on the promoter's fighters by branding the promising heavyweight a 'rent-a-quote motormouth'.

Frank Maloney has responded to Tyson Fury's scathing verbal attack on the promoter's fighters by branding the promising heavyweight a "rent-a-quote motormouth".

Fury, unbeaten in seven fights, has criticised the quality of heavyweight boxing on Maloney bills, but the busy promoter reckons the mouthy Mancunian must be suffering from amnesia.

"I would say my track record with heavyweights is better than anybody in British boxing," said Maloney, who helped guide East London-born Lennox Lewis to world heavyweight stardom.

"Perhaps Fury had a hard spar that day when he made those comments, and I'll forgive him if he did.

"My work with Lennox is there for all to see and I helped discover Nikolai Valuev and John Ruiz - that's one great world champion and two decent ones.

"Let's be honest, Fury wouldn't have been allowed in the same city as Lennox, let alone the same ring!"

Maloney reckons Fury should be more worried about his own promoter Mick Hennessy, who was outbid for next month's English title clash at Brentwood.

"If Mick had such belief in him, why did he get blown out of the water by me in the purse bids for this fight?

"Fury and Mick are quick to tell the world he is the greatest heavyweight hope in the world, but he obviously can't be that valued because he is the away fighter in his first title fight.


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