John Fury has told how 'cowards' in prison would hurl hideous insults at him after lights out. The former bare-knuckle boxing champ was jailed for 11 years in 2011 after gouging out a man's eye in a brawl at a car auction in Belle Vue.
It was Fury's third spell in the prison. But as a renowned hardman, high-profile Traveller and the father of then up-and-coming boxer Tyson Fury, he was a target for abuse from those eager to hide behind the anonymity of night. "When I was in prison, at 10 o'clock at night, I used to get called every name under the sun through the windows," Fury told Daily Star Sport. "What they were calling me and my family was unprecedented. READ MORE: How Peter Fury faced down Stockport's 'Mr Big' - then turned his life around in prison READ MORE: Huge brawls, bitter words and Paul Massey: The feud between Paddy Doherty and Johnny and Dougie Joyce “But did I know who was saying it?
No. There's 1,500 men in a prison where the noise comes from. “You can only guess, but would they say it to my face? No. I've been round some hard cookies in my life.
Nobody's ever insulted me to my face. "They can say what they want behind my back because there's miles and miles in front of people.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk