Velasquez responds to Tyson Fury

Thursday, January 10, 2013

“I didn’t know who he was until this,” Velasquez told ESPNChicago.com. “I think he’s using my name to gain publicity, which he has done, everybody is bringing it up.”

Fury issued the challenge via Twitter.

“I challenge u to fight all in in a cage or ring! It could be billed as the man vs midget lets get it on!” Fury tweeted.

Velasquez smirked a bit when reminded of the insult, but he wasn’t taking the bait.

“I’m not a boxer,” he said. “I’m a mixed martial artist, and if he wants to fight, he can go into the UFC and work his way up like everybody else does. Nothing is given to you in this world.

“To me, it’s like don’t talk about it, go ahead and do it. That’s all I have to say about that.”

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