BT Sport apologise for ‘unacceptable comments’ in Jake Paul’s press heated press conference with Tommy Fury after Brit’s father John made a grotesque remark about the YouTube star’s girlfriend ahead of their December 18 fight
- BT Sport have apologised for ‘unacceptable comments’ made in a live stream
- Tommy Fury’s press conference with Jake Paul descended into chaos this week
- Fury’s father John made a vulgar remark regarding the American’s girlfriend
- The broadcaster has now publicly apologised for the antics on Wednesday
BT Sport have issued an apology after Tommy Fury’s pre-fight press conference with Jake Paul descended into chaos on Wednesday.
The broadcaster livestreamed the event which saw Fury and Paul exchange words ahead of their December 18 clash in Tampa, with Fury joined by his father John, brother Tyson and promoter Frank Warren.
Paul, 24, participated via video link from Puerto Rico and traded insults with John throughout the 22-minute press conference.
BT Sport have issued an apology for ‘unacceptable’ remarks made during a press conference
The American branded the Fury patriarch a ‘nobody’ and told him to ‘suck my d***’ as tempers flared between the pair.
Fury Sr hit back by saying Paul ‘doesn’t have a d*** to suck’ before making the vulgar remark: ‘You know when Tommy knocks you out, he’s gonna bend your girlfriend over and do her like a dog.’
Much of the press conference was unintelligible and unrepeatable, with Tyson finishing by saying: ‘Can we wrap up then? Before my dad gets himself into a world of trouble.’
Tommy Fury’s father John (pictured) made a vulgar comment relating to Jake Paul’s girlfriend
Fury Sr said Tommy Fury will ‘do’ Jake Paul’s (right) girlfriend Julia Rose (left) after their fight if he wins by knockout’
Tommy Fury (left) is ready to take on Paul (right) on December 18 at a fight in Tampa, Florida
On Friday, BT Sport issued a statement apologising for ‘unacceptable comments’ made during the live broadcast.
‘This week BT Sport streamed a live boxing press conference that included a number of offensive and unacceptable comments, some of which has led to further online abuse,’ the statement read.
‘This goes against all the values that BT Sport wants to uphold. We would like to apologise for any offence or upset this has caused.’
Fury Sr holds a punditry role with BT Sport and was part of the broadcaster’s coverage in the build up to the Gypsy King’s thrilling win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas last month.
Paul is new to the sport of boxing but has a 4-0 professional record, three of which ended by way of a knockout.
By contrast, Fury has had seven fights and is also unbeaten having gone 7-0, four of those wins coming by knockout.
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