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Tyson Fury triumphs with KO blow on the racecourse

World Heavyweight champion set to meet horse namesake after 20-1 win

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Tyson Fury triumphed on the race track last weekend in Doncaster
Tyson Fury triumphed on the race track last weekend in Doncaster

Tyson Fury swapped the ring for the racecourse last Sunday, as his namesake horse made a successful debut in Doncaster.

Fury, a two-time Heavyweight World champion and current WBC titlist gave permission to owners Rebel Racing to use his name and the three-year-old colt did not disappoint, defeating 20-1 odds to run out a clear winner.

Fury, who defied the odds himself to knockout Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in February, was approached by Rebel Racing owner and founder, Phil Cunningham through mutual friend Joe Ricotta, a key sponsor to the Mancunian.

“He was so big as a foal and we had such high hopes for him,” Cunningham told the Racing Post.

“So he needed a great name, and what better name than that of the heavyweight champion of the world!

“Joe approached Tyson and he gave his permission. Weatherbys wanted the approval but Joe went one step better than that and we went down to meet Tyson in Hertfordshire and did it all by video.

Fury is set to face Wilder again following his win in February Photo Credit: Pro Boxing Fans
Fury is set to face Wilder again following his win in February Photo Credit: Pro Boxing Fans

“I messaged Joe on Sunday morning to tell him the horse was running and he rang me straight after the race to say they thought it was amazing.”

Fury, who is preparing for a contracted trilogy bout with Wilder, mooted for December will break from his busy schedule to cheer on the colt, once the Coronavirus situation has eased.

Cunningham continued: “Tyson had watched the race with his dad and brothers and they’re going to come down to the yard when the coronavirus situation improves and meet him.

“Tyson will meet Tyson hopefully some time soon!”

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