Tyson Fury Calls out Women's Footballer by Mistake After Dereck Chisora Injury

Mark PattersonFeatured Columnist IVMarch 17, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  Tyson Fury speaks during a press conference to announce the upcoming fight between Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury on July 14, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
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Tyson Fury was reeling from the news that opponent Dereck Chisora was withdrawing from their fight on Saturday with a hand injury.

So he took to Twitter to call out a possible next opponent. The man he was trying to speak to was Deontay Wilder, an unbeaten American fighter who goes by the handle @BronzeBomber.

Instead, he tagged @LucyBronze, who is a women's footballer for Liverpool and England.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Lucy Bronze of England in action during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group 6 Qualifier match between England and Turkey at Fratton Park on September 26, 2013 in Portsmouth, England.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Imag
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In what was a particularly angry rant—and given he has already seen David Haye bail out on short notice of two proposed fights, his frustration was somewhat understandable—it was a moment of light relief.

Fury later deleted a string of tweets and apologised:

Ok I pressed the wrong person@LucyBronze.

— Tyson Luke Fury (@Tyson_Fury) July 21, 2014

But if you're in Greater Manchester and fancy picking a fight with the wrong person, an offer remains online:

If any1 feels like a fight I'm in Bolton town centre& I feel like a rumble. See what the BBOC make of this.

— Tyson Luke Fury (@Tyson_Fury) July 21, 2014

[Thanks to Balls.ie for preserving the original tweet]