Originally Posted by Beeston Brawler
Fury is British.
Not sure why Irish people would want to claim him.
He was quite happy being British champion until they told him his mandatory challenger was David Price.
He's no more Irish than I am - and my only claim is that my great grandfather's parents were both Irish. Oh, and I was quite good at Gaelic football as a kid.
No self-respecting Irishman (whether he's a Fra-esque ''execute all Brits immediately'' re**** or a more sensible one) would want to be either English or British champion. Makes no sense.
I had this discussion on the Irish boxing page on FB. One Irishman said ''if he wants to be Irish, he can be Irish'', another laughed him off the page and basically said what I've said above.
Yet he's an Irish traveler.