Paris Fury says airport security staff feared she was victim of  human trafficking


‘Maybe I looked awkward!’ Paris Fury says airport security staff feared she was victim of human trafficking as she flew to Canada with Tyson’s middle-aged boxing coach in her 20s


Paris Fury claims she was once stopped by concerned airport security staff who feared she was a victim of an unlikely human trafficking plot. 

The mother-of-six, 33, travelled the world with husband Tyson as the professional boxer fought his way to the World Heavyweight title on two separate occasions.  

But she was left bemused after being detained while flying to Canada in her early 20s to support him during an early career bout against Zack Page, a fight he would ultimately win via a 21–32–2 points decision. 

Awkward: Paris Fury claims she was once stopped by concerned airport security staff who feared she was a victim of an unlikely human trafficking plot

Awkward: Paris Fury claims she was once stopped by concerned airport security staff who feared she was a victim of an unlikely human trafficking plot

Recalling the incident in her new memoir Love and Fury, Paris revealed she was travelling with Tyson’s then-promoter, Mick Hennessy, and boxing coach John Ingle when security stepped in. 

She wrote: ‘It was the first time I’d flown anywhere without friends or family by my side, so it all felt a little bit strange. 

‘Maybe I looked a little nervous or awkward in their company, because when we landed at the airport in Canada I was stopped at the departure gates by a pair of stern-looking security guards.’ 

Combat: The mother-of-six, 33, travelled the world with husband Tyson as the professional boxer fought his way to the World Heavyweight title on two separate occasions (pictured fighting Dereck Chisora in 2014)

Combat: The mother-of-six, 33, travelled the world with husband Tyson as the professional boxer fought his way to the World Heavyweight title on two separate occasions (pictured fighting Dereck Chisora in 2014)

Unexpected: But she was left bemused after being detained while flying to Canada in her early 20s to support him during an early career bout (pictured together in their 20s)

Unexpected: But she was left bemused after being detained while flying to Canada in her early 20s to support him during an early career bout (pictured together in their 20s)

Paris admits she was grilled with questions regarding the nature of her visit before being asked if she knew her middle-aged travelling companions, to which she honestly replied: ‘A little bit, but not very well.’

Concerned by her response, security staff promptly separated her from the two men to continue their questioning.  

She added: ‘Clearly believing that I was either the victim of some sinister human trafficking plot, or that I was up to no good with a couple of sugar daddies.

Old times: Paris and Tyson married in 2008, but she admits the wedding almost didn't happen after a disagreement over the wedding date resulted in them temporarily splitting

Old times: Paris and Tyson married in 2008, but she admits the wedding almost didn’t happen after a disagreement over the wedding date resulted in them temporarily splitting

‘Eventually I managed to convince them that everything was legit and above board, and they finally waved me through.’ 

Paris and Tyson married in 2008 at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Doncaster, but she admits the wedding almost didn’t happen after a disagreement over the wedding date resulted in them temporarily splitting. 

Recalling the incident Paris revealed her husband wanted a summer wedding after discovering he would not be going to the 2008 Olympics, while she had her heart set on a romantic winter ceremony. 

Opening up: Paris relives the highs and lows of her marriage to Tyson Fury in new memoir Love & Fury

Opening up: Paris relives the highs and lows of her marriage to Tyson Fury in new memoir Love & Fury 

She wrote: ‘My fiancé clearly didn’t understand the amount of planning and organisation that went into a wedding. I was beginning to realise how incredibly impulsive he was, the sort of person who lived life in the moment and liked to make decisions on the hoof.

‘In Tyson’s world, our big day could be rescheduled on a whim, just like one of his boxing matches. I was having none of it, though, and refused point blank to change the date.’

She added:  As tensions simmered between us, I soon found myself reaching ‘breaking point. It was one conflict after another and after an ugly slanging match with him outside Mam’s house, I decided to call time on the wedding and our relationship.

‘He thought I was joking and when I dropped the big bombshell, then he realised I was deadly serious.

‘I simply couldn’t take any more, I told him. As far as I was concerned, we were done. Our courtship was over.’

After a short spell apart the couple eventually reunited and Paris got her way, marrying Tyson that November in front of 300 friends and family.

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