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Only Englishman to ever beat Tyson Fury now has different career as heating engineer

The only English boxer to have ever defeated Tyson Fury in the ring is now enjoying his alternative career as a heating engineer.

Despite Fury's unbeaten professional record ahead of his heavyweight unification clash with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia this Saturday night, his amateur record wasn't spotless, suffering four losses in 31 matches. One of those defeats was at the hands of David Price, who had a heated rivalry with the Gypsy King before they both turned professional.

In an attempt to unsettle Price, Fury penned a disparaging letter about him to Boxing News in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games, where the Liverpudlian clinched a super-heavyweight bronze medal.

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"I remember him rattling me a little bit for that fight. He wrote a letter to Boxing News saying he was going to take my place in the Olympics and beat me and beat me again, this and that," he told the Mirror in association with Grosvenor Sport.

"No one had ever really seen that as an amateur, a letter to the Boxing News, but that was typical of the background he'd come from. I had to deal with that.

"I was like, 'who's this kid?' He won a medal in the World Junior Championships as well at the time, which is not easy to do, so I knew he was capable of doing what he said."

However, Fury's jibes only served to motivate Price, who emerged victorious on points. He added: "Maybe that wasn't his intentions, but I just remember getting in there and wanting to do a number on him and put him in his place.

"It was a good fight and I never ever thought he'd go on to do what he's

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