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Price has cut at Fury after Tyson tirade

When David Price demolished Audley Harrison in just 82 seconds, Tyson Fury "just exploded", according to promoter Mick Hennessy.

Live on Channel 5, Fury (right) delivered a rant that's been described as shocking, offensive and senseless.

Calling Harrison, "the biggest bum", he warned Price, "It's personal you big stiff idiot. I'm going to do you some serious harm." Before the station cut him off, he branded light heavyweight champion Tony Bellew as Price's gay lover.

Having been beaten twice by Price as an amateur, Fury vacated his British and Commonwealth titles before he was due to fight Price in order to win the Irish heavyweight title. Now Price's promoter Frank Maloney has put up half a million quid for Fury to fight Price. Both men are unbeaten as pros.

"He's idiotic and is giving the sport a bad name," says Price of Fury.

After Ireland's Olympic success, the IABA's conveyor belt of talent continues to operate. Ireland's boxers brought home a phenomenal medal haul from the European Schoolboy Championships -- three gold, one silver and six bronze put Ireland second out of 22 nations in the medals table behind Russia.

Today, schoolboy boxers, at all levels, from all over Ireland will gather at the National Stadium for the start of the new season's Elite Schoolboy Boxing Programme.

Whatever about their occasional PR gaffes, when it comes to the business on hand -- boxing -- the IABA have been setting standards that are the envy of other nations. Among those young boxers at the stadium today are our stars of the future. We've won medals at the last two World Youth Championships and, next month, coaches Billy McClean and Tom Hayes bring a talented Ireland squad to Armenia for this year's tournament.