Poor Tom, now that he’s getting all this attention, anything he says or does blows up. But remember, Tommy’s got a very sarcastic, snarky and very straight-faced kind of sense of humour. Which is so often sadly misunderstood (see his latest appearence on Jonathan Ross, as a prime example of a joke some people STILL don’t get).
So, I wouldn’t worry about Tom doing any boxing match (unless all this talk makes him feel obliged to now - I hope not!). He’s obviously being his own beautifully sarcastic self here. I’ve highlighted the parts which make it evident (to me, at least) that he’s joking. Furthermore, The Sun isn’t the kind of paper I put any faith in. At all.
”Hardy v Hayemaker? No problem. Let me take my make-up off first. I’ll fight him as soon as I get back from the Congo with my mates if he wants. I’ve never fought a professional heavyweight, it’ll be an experience. I would obviously prefer my first professional fight to be against someone in my weight category but hey-ho. I’ll have Clay O’Shea as trainer and Joe Calzaghe on cuts in my corner.”
”Let’s have it. We all know how this is going to end don’t we … not good for Tommy. This is sort of like Mickey Rourke. But Mickey’s a better actor and boxer than me. How about singing lessons instead?”
He wants to give Mr Haye singing lessons instead! And take off his make-up… (I’ve heard talk of the Mad Max people wearing eye-liner. Can’t wait to see that!) Doesn’t sound like someone agreeing to do a boxing match.
That’s my take, anyhow.