Fury rounds on victorious Price
7:38am Sunday 14th October 2012 in © Press Association 2014
Tyson Fury has launched an astonishing attack on David Price in the aftermath of his domestic heavyweight rival's one-round destruction of Audley Harrison.
In an initial televised outburst, Fury lambasted Price, the fighter's promoter Frank Maloney and bizarrely suggested fellow Liverpudlian and British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew was the 29-year-old's "gay lover".
Fury then posted a video on his Twitter page where he told the 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medalist "I'm going to put you in intensive care", echoing his much-criticised threat of "killing you in the ring" before he fought Dereck Chisora in July last year - a jibe for which he apologised.
In the first defence of the British and Commonwealth titles he won against Sam Sexton in May after Fury elected to vacate instead of facing him, Price took just 82 seconds to dismantle Harrison before a fervent hometown crowd at Liverpool's Echo Arena.
Attending James DeGale's successful European super-middleweight title defence against France's Hadillah Mohoumadi, Fury was scathing when asked for his assessment of Price's triumph.
He told Channel 5: "To be honest, Harrison's the biggest bum inside boxing and my reaction to David Price and Frank Maloney calling me out - that midget (Maloney) yeah? I'll fight David Price any day of the week."
Turning to the camera to address Price directly, he added: "You see you, you plumber from Liverpool, it's personal between me and you and I'm going to do you some serious harm, you big, stiff idiot. Also - it's gonna need 10 plumbers to do you when I've got finished with you. Also, you are getting it - for sure. Call me out, call me any names and you are getting it.
"And you know your gay lover Tony Bellew? I'll fight him in between rounds."
In the press conference after his man beat Harrison, Maloney announced Price would face seasoned veteran Matt Skelton on December 8, but suggested "there are half a million pounds on the table" should Fury want to step in the ring.
In the video later posted on Twitter, Fury said: "Frank Maloney and David Price. I'm contacting your office in the morning you little midget. If you haven't got half a million that you've been bragging about, which I know you haven't, you're in deep trouble. David Price, I'm going to put you in intensive care, that's for sure mate."