But new footage from his draw with Deontay Wilder shows even he has a soft side.

At the end of the third round Fury returned to his corner where trainer Ben Davison, cutman Freddie Roach and boxing legend Ricky Hatton were all waiting.

Fury sat listening intently as Davison told him ‘don’t get greedy’ after a positive start to the fight.

It was at that point Fury, looking for reassurances as to how he was doing, innocently asked Davison: “I’m boxing well, aren’t I?”

Davison nodded and calmly told the Gypsy King: “You’re boxing beautifully. Just keep taking that distance from him.”

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder retained his title in Los Angeles on Sunday following a dramatic draw at the Staples Center.

But many believed Fury should have won had it not been for the controversial scoring of one judge, who ruled in Wilder’s favour.

The American, who twice dropped Fury, is adamant he should have won, posting video footage on his social media accounts appearing to ‘prove’ that the referee was late starting his count in the 12th.

He is now adamant he will fight Fury in a rematch.

“At the end of the day, boxing wins and the fans are the real winner,” said Wilder in a post on Instagram.

“I can’t wait for Wilder vs Fury 2. To end the controversial talk around the world once and for all.”

He added: “It was an amazing fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. When you put the best against the best, exciting things happen. I take nothing away from this fight but we won this fight; to beat the champion you must dominate the champion.

“To me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches. You saw the best Fury but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done. This event brought more pressure than I expected; I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and in general which led me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan.”