Tommy Fury got into a brawl with fellow Love Island star Idris Virgo at ringside moments after Anthony Taylor had his hand raised against Salt Papi. Fury was in attendance to see KSI take on Joe Fournier in the main event when he was approached by Virgo.
Exactly what was said to spark the brawl is presently unclear although DAZN cameras caught the pair scrapping outside of the ring as the commentators looked on in disbelief. “Uh oh, who that is? Tommy and who?” said Deen The Great.
“Is that Idris Virgo?” Slim asked. “Oh that’s Idris Virgo, knowing Idris he would have gone over and asked for a fight.” Ade Oladipo later confirmed that it was in fact Fury and Virgo who had got into it on the outside of the ring.
A better angle of the altercation uploaded by @S_Universal shows the two men grappling as a sea of people attempt to wrestle them apart. Fury Sr helped could be seen separating the pair.
Virgo has been calling for a fight with Fury for quite some time to no avail. The 29-year-old told Betting Sites in March: “I offered a fight with Tommy Fury, but he pulled out! I was actually granted a fight with Tommy Fury, and he pulled out of it!
“I came out of Love Island, and then he went to Love Island. As soon as he came out of Love Island, I got a call from his manager, who then offered my coach the chance to fight Tommy Fury.
“I accepted and immediately wanted to build this fight. Tommy instantly said, ’No, I don’t want to fight Idris Virgo. I don’t want him at my fight because he will put me off.’ I was left thinking ‘why would he take offer the fight if he had no interest in taking it?”
Virgo, like Fury, recently made the switch from conventional boxing to the influencer sphere, beating Taylor in January on another Misfits card. He is 12-0-1 as a professional.