The Sound and the Fury

By Robert Ecksel on November 8, 2015
The Sound and the Fury
“Darkness doesn’t want to hear about the light. Evil don’t want to hear about goodness.”

Listening to Fury talk about God is one thing. Hearing him call Klitschko “a devil-worshipper” is another…

“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”—Confucius

You’ve got to hand it to Tyson Fury. He’s managed to convince some people that he’s a breath of fresh air. But one man’s fresh air is another man’s hot air and Fury, for all his pontificating, might be hopelessly flawed.

With the heavyweight championship fight between Fury and Klitchko fast approaching, he has taken to the limelight the way a fish takes to water. Fury revels in being the center of attention. He delights in being outrageous. There’s no telling what is staged and what is genuine, but he appears to say whatever pops into his head, no matter how true or false, no matter how inspired or insipid.

In an exclusive interview with The Mail, Fury dug into his bag of tricks so that he might share his deepest thoughts.

The article opens with these words, “Tyson Fury is sitting on a sofa in his hotel room. His bed is unmade. A pillow lies on the floor. An empty water bottle sits on the table. Apart from that, the room is bare. The conversation has just started and Fury is talking in a stream of consciousness, fast and freely. Things turn dark very, very quickly.”

That things turned dark, at whatever speed, is ironic because Fury wanted to talk about the light.

“We live in an evil world,” he said. “The devil is very strong at the minute, very strong, and I believe the end is near. The bible tells me the end is near. The world tells me the end is near. Just a short few years, I reckon, away from being finished.

“Abusing the planet, the wars in the Middle East, the famines, the earthquakes, the natural disasters, all these things are talked about 2000 years ago before they even happened. Prophesized. So now it’s all coming true.”

There’s little doubt that the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Fury’s examples are good ones and he might have stopped there. But stopping there is anathema to Tyson Fury.

“There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home,” continued Fury. “One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion, and the other one’s pedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalized?

“When I say pedophiles can be made legal, that sounds like crazy talk doesn’t it? But back in the 50s and early 60s, for them first two to be made legal would have been looked on as a crazy man again. If I would have told you 120 years ago, that a 1000-ton aeroplane is going to float through the sky, a piece of steel — ludicrous.

“When Christopher Columbus said the world was round, he’s an idiot. All these things that happen in the world, wise men already know they’re going to happen and they see what they really are.

“Foolish people follow the system, get caught up in media news, what the government wants you to believe and all the higher powers want you to believe and go down the same path as all the sheep in the cattle market.”

Many thought Fury singing Danny Boy was as extreme as it was going to get.

Perhaps it’s time to think again.

“This is a funny world we live in and an evil world,” said Fury. “People can say, ‘Oh, you are against abortions, you are against pedophilia, you are against homosexuality, you’re against whatever,’ but my faith and my culture is all based on the bible. The bible was written a long time ago, from the beginning of time until now, and if I follow that and it tells me it’s wrong, then it’s wrong for me. That’s just my opinion.”

I’m not sure the bible was written at the beginning of time, but why quibble.  Fury is less concerned with facts than faith, less concerned with questioning than dead certainty.

“When you see a man who is filled up with God, you think he’s round the bend. When a man’s highly spirited for the Lord, you think, ‘This guy’s lost his marbles, he’s a nutcase.’ If ever you want to get rid of somebody you don’t want to talk to, just mention God. They’re out of there.

“You can say, ‘You are against abortions, you are against pedophilia, you are against homosexuality,’ but my faith and my culture is based on the Bible…and if I follow that and it tells me it’s wrong, then it’s wrong for me.

“Darkness doesn’t want to hear about the light. Evil don’t want to hear about goodness. That’s my job: to spread the word. Look at me, how happy I am. I am overflowing with happiness and joy for God. I am in a beautiful place at the moment.”

I rather hear Fury talk about boxing—and he was about to oblige, albeit in a roundabout way.

“Goliath was a champion,” he said, “a monster who had never been beaten, and then this young guy, David, came forward, a child who believed in God and did it. God gave him the power. What was right will always prevail over wrong. Good will always prevail over evil. I see that in me versus Klitschko. To be honest with you, I know Klitschko is a devil-worshipper. They are involved in bigger circles and stuff like that and they do magic tricks and whatever. You can go on YouTube and watch them playing with magic.”

Listening to Fury talk about God is one thing. Hearing him call Klitschko a “devil-worshipper” is another.

“All these rock stars and singers and these famous people, it is common knowledge that they are all involved in an occult group of Satan-worshippers and all that sort of stuff. A man who does evil things and worships an evil one, how can he win over a man who wants to do good things and preach good stuff?

“It ain’t going to happen. He can’t beat me now. Now I know what he is — a devil-worshipper — I know he has no chance of beating me. God will not let him defeat me.”

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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 06:43pm, 11/09/2015

    Per the graphic above…in a straight up MMA fight I’m taking Satan….that fuker looks ripped and ready! “I fancied myself as some kind of a God…” (George Soros) This is one crazy ass mutant that bothers me a lot more than any Looney Tunes Fury.

  2. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 03:55pm, 11/09/2015

    He’s crazy as a bed bug but who gives a shit….which reminds me….First guy: “I dated Racquel Welch thirty years ago. Second guy: “You named your right hand Racquel?!”

  3. FrankinDallas 02:15pm, 11/09/2015

    Fury needs to be bricked up in one of Carson’s grain storage rooms in
    the pyramids.

  4. Clarence George 09:05am, 11/09/2015

    I’m not sure why opposing same-sex marriage and abortion (never mind pedophilia!) is or should be controversial (an insufferable euphemism for “wrong”), though Rachel Maddow would doubtless disagree.  That said, I’m no fan of Fury.  He’s far more embarrassing than entertaining.  Moreover, he’s a godawful boxer.  The man should be hard-pressed finding work as a sparring partner, never mind contending for the Heavyweight Championship of the World (or whatever passes for it these days).

    All this talk of celebrity devil-worship reminds me of the rumor that Jayne Mansfield had been a member of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan, and how her supposedly Aleister Crowley-type activities were in some way connected with her grisly death.  More likely a publicity stunt of immensely questionable taste and judgment.

  5. Eric 07:46am, 11/09/2015

    Don’t know if all entertainers are out right Devil worshippers but they are definitely controlled and manipulated by a tribe of anti-Christian ogres, same thing with Washington and other world leaders like traitor trash, Angela Merkel. “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong,” vaya con dios, Mr. Fury.

  6. peter 07:06am, 11/09/2015

    Excellent article! The higher Fury has climbed up the heavyweight rankings, the more religious he’s become. I doubt he’s sincerely religious—he’s simply scared witless. Judging from this eye-opening article, even if Fury wins the title, he will not be embraced by the British boxing fans—or anyone else. He’s an empty cartoon figure. I wanted to believe in Fury, but the more I learn of him, the more of a buffoon I realize he is. Recently, I watched a video clip of him going through his day-to-day routine, but I couldn’t sit through it. He tried to be entertaining, but he was simply boring and self-conscious. Van Cleef’s words: “immature, imbecilic child” ring true.

  7. TheSweetScience 06:26am, 11/09/2015

    If fury would delve into writing books that come in boxes… Instead of trying to be un-wielding boxers… He just may gather a few peers that read in with pier.
    Murderers sons do become good preachers?
    Let us see what he feels when the right hand (and a hook) of truth kisses the center
    Of his defenseless kisser…

  8. Lee Van Cleef 04:47am, 11/09/2015

    So God will be in Tyson Fury’s corner, huh? I wonder whose corner God was in when Fury’s father. the self-proclaimed toughest “traveler” in the world, gouged a man’s eyes out and is now serving 20 years in prison. Calling Klitschko a devil worshipper is as ridiculous as Fury saying he will beat him.  Klitschko is a good, albeit boring fighter, bit more importantly, an intelligent and benevolent person. I never found Fury entertaining, either in the ring or out. I thought he was just an immature, imbecilic child with little boxing talent. Now I think he has some serious mental health issues, severe cognitive dysfunction. Very good reporting, Mr. Ecksel, but what a sad state of affairs that this simpleton is actually being considered a viable challenger for anything. HE would not have made it past the preliminary rounds in the 1960s and 1970s Golden Gloves tournaments.  This guy might wind up sharing a suite with Jermain Taylor someday.