Tyson Fury went full Carl Froch by correcting Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard on the Wembley attendance for his win over Dillian Whyte.
The Gypsy King, who is gearing up for a trilogy boxing clash with Derek Chisora on December 3 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, appeared on the television breakfast show to promote the bout when the subject changed to his victory over Whyte back in April at Wembley Stadium.
Ahead of the Chisora fight, GMB host Shephard said: "I was at your last fight at Wembley, it was an extraordinary experience."
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“I can’t imagine what it would have been like for you, 80,000 people in that stadium” he added, before Fury swiftly interjected with: “94,000 Ben,” while breaking into a wry smile.
It was eerily similar to former British boxer Froch’s now-famous references to his own fight at Wembley. ‘Cobra’ has made a long-running joke of alluding to his iconic 2014 bout with George Groves.
Froch was able to knock out Groves on that occasion while drawing in a then-record 80,000 fans at Wembley. And he is yet to let fans forget it.
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He first made the boast when interviewing Floyd Mayweather back in 2015 as he unprovokedly alluded to his own achievement. Froch said: “I wanted to ask you if you don’t mind Floyd… in my last fight before I knocked out George Groves in Wembley in front of 80,000…”
After being trolled by fans for referencing it several times, the commentator now appears in on the joke.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast back in April about Fury vs Whyte, Froch sent fans wild once more by saying: “This is a massive moment and what an occasion. I don't know if you know but I once boxed here in front of 80,000 fans at this stadium.”
Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Chisora despite originally being in talks to face Anthony Joshua in a highly-anticipated bout.
The fight was called off when the contracts were not signed before Fury’s deadline.
But many fans have been left unamused by the heavyweight champ’s decision to take on 38-year-old Chisora for a third time with ‘Del Boy’ losing three of his last four fights.
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